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2006

Negotiations Update for J.C. Foods Members

November 23, 2006

Negotiations are scheduled to commence on Tuesday, January 9th at the Union office.UFCW negotiator Mary Johnson toured your workplace on November 21st. Although she did not get a chance to speak with you,Mary feels that she is now better able to understand the work you are doing having visually observed some of it. Mary will be meeting with your union rep, Darcel Lecocq, and your shop stewards to finalize the proposals (from our September 30th proposal meeting) before we meet with the employer. There may be some additional issues that have arisen...

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Notice to Safeway members Winnipeg/Selkirk

November 22, 2006

The union has recently been made aware of the "Expression of Interest" for Bakery department positions. The company has advised the union that they will consider late applicants who are interested in applying for the bakery department positions. You can download the form at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions please contact your union representative.

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Notice to Westfair Members

November 20, 2006

The union has had the opportunity to speak with Industrial Relations in regards to the hours of operation for all Superstores in Manitoba for the 2 weeks pre-Christmas December 11th to December 23rd, 2006. This is an initiative of Westfair Foods across Canada from B.C. to Ontario, including the entire Province of Manitoba. The hours of operation will be as follows: Monday, December 11th to Friday, December 15, 2006 9:00 am to 12:00 am, with the exception of Winkler – 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Saturday, December 16th – 8:00 am to 12:00 am with...

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Budget Rent-a-Car Negotiations Update

November 19, 2006

As you are aware, your union negotiating committee met with your employer on October 17, 2006, in an effort to reach a new collective agreement.  The employer and the union were able to reach agreement on many non-monetary issues.  However, the employer has proposed a regressive wage structure, which would see a wage increase for existing employees, but a drop in the wage rate for all new employees.  This is a big concern for us, as new employees performing the same job as existing ones, will not ever have the opportunity to make the same wages you currently earn. We expect that...

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Category: News, Avis & Budget Rent-A-Car

Resource Centre Officially Opens

November 14, 2006

On November 14 local 832 officially opened the new resource centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony. MGEU President Peter Olfert and Bonny Neal director of the MGEU resource centre were on hand along with Manitoba Federation of Labour President Darlene Dziewit, for the ceremony. MGEU was also given a “Solidarity Award” for their assistance in helping local 832 in developing the new centre. “This award is proof that two unions can work together with a common goal,” said UFCW President Robert Ziegler. “MGEU have a great resource centre. Without us having to recreate the wheel, Peter and...

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Category: News, Training Centre News

MFL Convention Concludes

November 5, 2006

The 50th Anniversary of the MFL Convention went without a hitch this year, and progressed so quickly that the MFL executive was able to pass a motion to conclude the convention a day early because everything was moving faster than expected. The convention on Friday paid tribute to three of the past presidents of the MFL, Wilf Hudson, (father to UFCW union representative Blair Hudson) Susan Hart-Kulbaba (UFCW Director of Negotiations) and Rob Hilliard (UFCW Workers Compensation Advocate). Each of the past presidents was given an award and the opportunity to speak to the delegates...

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Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention Kicks-Off

November 2, 2006

On November 2nd, the Manitoba Federation of Labour started their four day convention at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The event got underway early Thursday morning with a passionate speech by Winnipeg Labour Council President Larry Pelzer. Larry talked about how disappointed he was to see that only five of the eight  Winnipeg Labour Council endorsed candidates were elected on October 25. Larry also pledged he would keep re-elected Mayor Sam Katz in his sights to make sure that the mayor doesn't continue to privatize any further city services. MFL President Darlene Dziewit spoke to...

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Ratification for Members at Portage Friendship Centre

November 1, 2006

The union is pleased to advise that negotiations with your employer have resulted in a tentative agreement being reached on the wage re-opener in your collective agreement. The date, times and location of the ratification vote is as follows: Date:          Monday, November 20th, 2006 Time:                   12:00 Noon Place:         Oriental Pearl - Portage, MB At the meeting all the details of the wage re-opener that is being unanimously recommended by the negotiating committee, will be reviewed with you. It is...

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Notice to all Members at Faneuil

October 31, 2006

Any members who were denied general holiday pay for Thanksgiving are encouraged to contact their shop steward or Darcel Lecocq your union rep at 786-5055 immediately. Members are reminded to photocopy their pay stub and explanation by the company. A grievance has been filed but information is required to assure the grievance process proceeds as quickly and accurately as possible.

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Amber Meadows Negotiations Update

October 19, 2006

Additional negotiations were held September 1st (via telephone) then on September 27th, 28th, and 29th, October 17th, 18th, and 19th at conciliation services. On September 29th negotiations ended abruptly within half an hour of starting, when the company negotiator had an outburst of anger. Such behavior is unacceptable. The government conciliatory assisted and negotiations continued on October 17th, 18th, and 19th. Progress is very slow. Many non-monetary and all...

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