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Safeway Member running for City Council

October 5, 2006

Larry Johannson for City Councillor
Long-time UFCW Local 832 member is running for city council in Selkirk.
I want to be part of the team to make future decisions for the betterment of Selkirk.
If elected I:
Will work hard to bring a major hotel to Selkirk.
Will support tax freeze in Selkirk for term (not including street repairs).
Will work to bring another major employer to Selkirk to bring more well paying jobs.
Would work with the federal government to have satellite...

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Category: News, Canada Safeway, Training Centre News

Notice to Westfair Members

October 5, 2006

The union has become aware of a "Request for Information" form that Westfair management is asking members to fill out. The union wants to remind the members that this request is voluntary. If any member has been pressured into filling out these forms they are to notify their union representative immediately. Contact numbers are: Winnipeg: 786-5055 Brandon: 727-7131 Thompson: 778-7108

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Category: News

Howard Johnson Negotiations Update

October 2, 2006

Please be advised that negotiations with your employer and the Union negotiating committee took place on September 21st, 2006. On your Union negotiating committee representing you, are Jeanette Latimer, D. J. Sawka, Bonnie Klassen and Union Negotiator Beatrice Bruske. The union met with your employer to discuss the Union Proposals that were presented based on our Union proposal meeting which was held on September 6th, 2006. The majority of the Union proposals were settled on September 21st, 2006, however monetary issues such as wages, remain...

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Tentative agreement reached at Dauphin Consumer Co-op

September 28, 2006

The union is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with Dauphin Consumer Co-op on the renewal of your Collective Agreement.  All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on September 27, 2006.   The new Agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language. RATIFICATION VOTE SOON The exact wording of the collective agreement is presently being finalized with the employer.  Once this is complete, the union will arrange to meet with the members for the...

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Category: News, Dauphin Co-operatives Ltd.

Federated Co-op Ratifies New Agreement

September 25, 2006

On September 22, members of UFCW Local 832 employed at the Federated Co-op warehouse in Winnipeg ratified a new five-year collective agreement by 86 per cent. Over the life of this agreement, employees will see wages increases from about $1.60 to $1.80 per hour. Maintenance workers will see a 75-cent an hour increase effective immediately. The boot allowance and freezer premiums will also go up in 2008. Language covering compassionate care leave is now included in the agreement. Banking of time hasincreased from 56 hours to 80 hours and there is no cap on the amount of sick time part...

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Category: News, Federated Co-operatives

Notice to all Group Westco Members

September 24, 2006

Thank you to all of you who attended the membership meeting on September 25th. Your input assisted us today in providing the Company with a counter proposal. Some of your proposals have been agreed to (including the new Exhibit 1, revision to Grievance Committee article, names of arbitrators, general holiday calculation and some minor housekeeping items) but most remain outstanding, including all monetary items. To assist in finalizing our benefit proposals, we have asked the Company to provide us with the new Blue Cross benefit package information and expect to receive it prior to our...

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Tentative Agreement Reached at Federated Co-op Warehouse

September 13, 2006

The union has reached a tentative agreement for the 130 members working at Federated Co-op Warehouse in Winnipeg. A meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 22 at 6pm at the training centre. Nominations will also take place for shop stewards with voting to take place in November.

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Category: News

Don't Forget about UFCW Local 832 Youth Meeting

September 13, 2006

The UFCW Local 832 Youth Committee will be holding a meeting at the Winnipeg union office on September 28 at 6 pm. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. The agenda for this meeting is to discuss the upcoming youth conference in the spring of 2007 and to discuss the local’s youth committee and how it should be structured. Those in attendance will also have a chance to win Winnipeg Blue Bomber tickets for the September 29 game against the Montreal Alouettes. If you would like to attend the youth meeting, you must RSVP by September 25 to Marie Meyers either via email,...

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Category: News

Grace Hospital Negotiations Update

September 7, 2006

Over the summer months, your union negotiating committee met with the Grace Hospital management committee for two days of bargaining in July.  The hospital withdrew a number of their non monetary proposals, and in addition, some additional non monetary items were agreed to.
At this time, three additional bargaining dates have been scheduled for September 18, 19, and 29th.  We hope to be close to concluding the non-monetary proposals by the end of these three days.  We have been informed that MGEU has now concluded their non monetary proposals in their round of...

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Category: News, Grace General Hospital

King Transportation Ratify New Agreement

September 6, 2006

On September 5th 2006, workers attending the Union meeting voted 74% in favour of the new Collective Agreement. We missed you but believe it is important you know the changes that were negotiated to the Collective Agreement on your behalf. Enclosed is information that was distributed and discussed at the Union meeting prior to the ratification vote being held. Please take time to read through the document so you as familiar with the changes that were negotiated on your behalf. The new collective agreement will be mailed to you as soon it has been signed and printed.  Your $50.00 signing...

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