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2008

New members Join UFCW Local 832

February 14, 2008

On February 12 the labour board of Manitoba issued a certificate giving UFCW Local 832 bargaining rights to 18 members employed at PIC Canada who unanimously signed cards to join the union. PIC Canada is located in Malonton, Manitoba in the Interlake area. They have two locations of hog barns a few miles apart that separate the sows from the boards. The members do various jobs such as the artificial insemination of the sows and raising the piglets and mature hogs to be sold to other hog producers. The members were organized in October 2007 but challenges made by the company...

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UFCW Canada National President calls on Ontario to follow Manitoba's lead.

February 1, 2008

The Manitoba government's announcement that this June agricultural workers across the province will have the same workplace protections and standards that have covered most other Manitoba workers since 1957, "is very good news and the Manitoba government should be commended," said Wayne Hanley, the national president of UFCW Canada (United Food and Commercial Workers Canada). For more than a decade the UFCW Canada union has been an advocate for domestic as well as migrant farm workers, and is soon to begin bargaining a first contract for about 80 migrant workers at a farm in Portage...

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Category: News, Training Centre News

Negotiations have started at SYSCO

January 17, 2008

Your negotiations committee comprised of Todd Jowett, Sandy Barylski, Barry Ambroseychuk, Mike Howden and UFCW negotiator Bea Bruske met with your employer for three days during the week of January 14. Your employer tabled a number of proposals. A number of minor non-monetary issues were resolved. The parties spent time discussing a number of significant issues including overtime, job posting and seniority provisions, and vacation selection. At this time a significant amount of proposals remain outstanding, including all monetary related proposals. The next set of negotiation dates...

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Category: News, SYSCO Food Services

Proposal Meeting for MAPLE LEAF WARMAN ROAD

January 7, 2008

Please be advised that the union has arranged a proposal meeting for all members of Maple Leaf Fresh Foods working at Warman Road.

Date: Sunday January 13, 2008 12:00 noon Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain 340 Provencher Blvd.
This proposal meeting will be the start to your upcoming negotiations with your employer. We want to hear your proposal requests. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.

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Category: News, Training Centre News

2007

One Spot still left for Leukemia Hockey Tournament

December 17, 2007

One spot still remain open for the 1st Annual Leukemia Hockey Tournament that is being held on Saturday, February 2 at the Sanford Arena. The deadline has been extended to January 11th, 2008. It's first come first serve, sign up early. Call Marie Buchan at 786-5055.

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Category: News

Ratification Date set for Sobey's Burrows

December 7, 2007

GOOD NEWS AGREEMENT REACHED The Union is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your Collective Agreement.  All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on December 6, 2008.   The new Agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language.
RATIFICATION VOTE Please be advised that we will be holding ratification vote meetings to vote on the new collective agreement as follows:
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Category: News, Sobey's

Hockey Tournament Deadline Extended

December 4, 2007

Local 832 will be hosting a hockey tournament on February 2, 2008 at the Sanford Arena. Presently we have room for two more teams. Registration is $250. All Money raised will be going to the locals contribution for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The new deadline is December 21. To register call Marie Buchan at 786-5055.

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Category: News, Training Centre News

Granny's Poultry Members Ratify New Three-Year Deal

November 28, 2007

On November 28, UFCW Local 832 members working at Granny's Poultry in Steinbach, MB, ratified a new three-year collective agreement by 82 per cent. The new agreement will see wages increase from $1.29 for a Class 1 worker to $4.00 for Tradesperson rate. The union was successful in negotiating increases to shift premiums, a tool, boot allowance and a signing bonus for the members. With the monetary increases, the negotiation committee also was able to obtain stronger contract language for grievance procedure, vacation carryover, medical certificates, overtime and new member...

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Category: News, Granny's Poultry

Bargaining Set for Gourmet Baker Members

November 26, 2007

Negotiations for the renewal of your collective agreement have now been set to take place on December 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, 2007 and on January 7, 8, 9, 21, 22 and 23, 2008.  Your Union is hopeful that a fair agreement and reasonable agreement will be reached between the parties during these 11 days of negotiations. COMMUNICATION OFTEN Immediately following each round of negotiations the union  will write you a negotiations update letter.  The purpose of this letter shall be to provide you with a summary of the exact status of your negotiations at that time. ...

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Category: News, Arytza

Tentative Deal Reached at Granny's Poultry

November 20, 2007

Since the last update where the union notified you of the upcoming date for Final Offer Selection, your Employer has made an offer to settle your contract without the need to have a hearing that is unanimously recommended by your negotiating committee members, Don Simard, Rachel Lansard, Marlene Martin and Leo Williamson. As a result, a tentative agreement has been reached, but the changes to your contract are subject to a vote of all UFCW members at Granny’s Poultry, and a meeting for this purpose has been scheduled as follows:
DATE:             WEDNESDAY...

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Category: News, Granny's Poultry

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