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2006

Krown Produce Ratifies New Agreement

August 19, 2006

Members at Krown Produce ratifed a new three-year agreement by 83.3% on Saturday August 19. Members will see a minimum 2% wage increase in each year of the agreement with the first increase retro active to June 1, 2006.

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North of 53 Co-op in Flin Flon ratify contract

August 11, 2006

On August 10 members at the North of 53 Co-op in Flin Flon voted 89% in favour of extending their contract till December 31, 2008 and a 10% wage increase. Upon ratification, members will receive a 2.5% increase, they will receive an additional increase effective May 29, 2007 and the final 5% on May 29, 2008. During last round of negotiations members took a 10% rollback largely due to the decline in shoppers coming through the store because of the new Wal-Mart in town. The contract was set to expire on December 31, 2007 but was extended one extra year in order to get the members the...

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Over $30,000 in Scholarships Awarded

August 11, 2006

On August 10, young members of UFCW Local 832 along with family and friends attended the scholarship ceremony at the UFCW Training Centre. The annual event was established years ago to award members who want to further their education in college or university.

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Category: News, Training Centre News

New Price for Golf Tournament

August 3, 2006

UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler has announced today that the entry fee for UFCW Local 832 members wanting to participate in this years Drive for a Cure Golf Tournament for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has been reduced to $100 per member. The event takes place August 26 at Quarry Oaks and golfers have a chance at winning a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, tickets to this years Grey Cup, a set of Callaway golf clubs along with lots of other great prizes. For more infomation they can download and submit the entry form...

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Deadline for CCWIPP Top Up is August 31.

July 31, 2006

This is  a general reminder for those who belong to the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan, (CCWIPP) that the deadline for adding to your pension plan is August 31. Members must have a money order sent by August 31 to CCWIPP 880 Portage Avenue, Third Floor Winnipeg, MB R3G 0P1

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Category: News, Training Centre News

Arbitrator Rules on New Maple Leaf Agreement

July 18, 2006

On July18 the union received the arbitrator’s award on all the outstanding issues in the negotiations with Maple Leaf Consumer Foods and UFCW Local 832. Over the course of 17 bargaining sessions between the parties, they where at a standstill in regards to wages and pension benefits as well as other issues. Members will see increases between 95 cents to $1.40 an hour over the three year collective agreement with the first increase retroactive to January 1, 2006. Approximately 35 per cent of the members will see a larger increase because of reclassifications increasing the base pay...

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Tentative Agreement Reached at Cara-ATR

July 18, 2006

UFCW Local 832 announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with CARA-ATR. Over 100 employees will be affected by the new agreement. Terms of the agreement have not been released yet but will be available for a ratification meeting that will be scheduled in the middle of August. Check back for further updates.

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Tentative agreement reached at Naleway Foods

July 17, 2006

The Union is pleased to advise the members at Naleway Foods that negotiations with your employer have resulted in a tentative agreement being reached for the renewal of your collective agreement. The changes are being made to the collective agreement and the employer will initial each page. If there are any disagreements on wording it will be clairified before our meeting is held. The ratification vote will be held August 13 at 6:00p.m. at the Lincoln Motor Hotel-1030 McPhillips Basement Meeting Room. At the meeting all details of the settlement which is being...

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Category: News, Naleway Foods

Shoppers Drug Mart Employees Join UFCW

July 14, 2006

The Manitoba Labour Relations Board announced on July 13 that UFCW Local 832 was successful in signing up more than 65% of the employees at the Shopper Drug Mart located at 795 Keewatin. A hearing will be held to determine who will be in the bargaining unit and who will be excluded. Approximately 35 employees at the Keewatin store will become members of the UFCW Local 832. "I would like to personally welcome the employees at Shoppers Drug Mart who joined our union. I know the last few weeks were a difficult time for many of the employees, but they stood strong and should...

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Category: News, Shoppers Drug Mart, Regent

Life is Cheap at Wal-Mart

July 12, 2006

ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, July 11, 2006 – Why did Wal-Mart clear customers out of a Quebec store and then order 40 of its workers to stay in the store and search for a bomb? On July 5, 2006 workers at a Wal-Mart in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec were ordered by Wal-Mart to help police search for a bomb, even though police recommended to Wal-Mart that the store should be completely evacuated. An investigation is underway and many of the workers continue to be traumatized from the forced search. “This was a pretty sad message about how much value Wal-Mart puts on the lives of its...

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