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FASD Office Workers give100% Strike Mandate

May 28, 2018

UFCW Local 832 FASD Life’s Journey Office Workers gave the union negotiating committee an exceptional strong strike mandate.

“Besides the 100 per cent strike mandate, the members also provided us with valuable feedback that we will be able to take back to the bargaining table,” stated lead union negotiator Martin Trudel.

The parties will head back to the table on June 15 for the final session of negotiations. Negotiator Trudel has scheduled a meeting for June 26, at which time the FASD Office workers will be presented with the details of the new deal and vote on whether or...

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

UFCW 832 Welcomes New Members

May 25, 2018

Workers at the Viterra plant in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba, are the newest members of UFCW Local 832 after a successful organizing drive. The members had recently approached the union voicing their desire to unionize to try and establish a more respectful and fair workplace.

Viterra falls under federal jurisdiction and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board as opposed to the Manitoba Labour Relations Board; and therefore, after getting enough signatures from employees wanting union representation, the unit was...

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Category: Viterra

No Deal at the Burntwood Legion in Thompson

May 23, 2018

On April 28, the negotiating committees had reached a tentative deal on the renewal of the collective agreement for the union members working at the Royal Canadian Legion Burntwood River Branch No. 244 (Burntwood Legion). However, the Legion’s executive board did not ratify the proposed agreement and, therefore, there is no deal.

The Union has applied to have a conciliation officer appointed to assist the parties in getting an agreement. Lead union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide an update once more meeting dates have been scheduled.

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Category: Royal Canadian Legion #244

Red River Co-op Negotiations Challenging But Continuing

May 23, 2018

Negotiations for the new collective agreement for our members at the Red River Co-op began and then stalled because the chief negotiator for the Co-operative left his position with the company. Negotiations were scheduled to resume on May 22 and 23, with the new head Co-operative negotiator.

Unfortunately, the new Co-op negotiator has also given his notice and will be leaving the Co-operatives at the end of May.  Therefore, he was not available to meet, but the rest of the Co-operative’s committee did meet with the union’s negotiating committee. The parties had productive...

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Category: Red River Co-op

Sysco-IC Members Obtain New Agreement

May 17, 2018

The UFCW Local 832 union members working at Sysco in Inventory Control ratified a new five-year collective agreement.

During the life of this agreement, the members will see their wages rise to $25.65 an hour. The bargaining committee was also able to obtain improvements to the health and welfare plan as well as increase premiums by 20 cents per hour.

Local 832 represents approximately 130 employees at the Sysco warehouse in Winnipeg, and out of that 6 of them work in Inventory Control. Sysco Food Services is a food distribution warehouse that supplies everything needed to...

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

MNU Negotiations Update

May 14, 2018

The Union and Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) bargaining committees have reached an agreement in principle on the renewal of the collective agreement on behalf of approximately 20 staff members working at the MNU office. All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on May 10 and May 11, 2018. 

The exact wording of the new contract is presently being finalized with MNU.  Once this step is complete, union negotiator Sonia Taylor will arrange a meeting so that the committee can explain all of the amendments and allow the UFCW Local 832...

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Strike ends at Aryzta

May 11, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members will return to work on Monday,  May 14. The members ratified a new contract by 75% with Aryzta, ending the two-week strike.

"Our members stood up for themselves to gain a better livelihood," said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. "I'd like to personally thank all those who came out to show their support on the picket line."

The new agreement will give the members 1.8% retro pay, paid lunches and an additional increases of 3.5% in wages over the remaining 3.5 years of the contract.

On April 29, the members turned down the company's final...

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Category: Arytza

FASD Office Workers Reject Tentative Deal

May 11, 2018

The office workers at FASD Life’s Journey rejected the proposed tentative agreement at the ratification votes scheduled for May 9 and 10.

As a result, the next step of the bargaining process is to hold a voting session for a strike mandate. This means that the members will now vote as to whether or not they are prepared to go on strike if the issues that led to the rejection of the aforementioned offer do not improve.

Head union negotiator Martin has set a strike mandate vote for Winnipeg and Brandon members for May 23. He will provide a further update after the results of...

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

Pallister government proclaims Bill 29, causing uncertainty for frontline workers

May 10, 2018

Last night, the Pallister Government proclaimed Bill 29, The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act. Another step by the current government that will cause uncertainty for the frontline.
“The unions in health care already bargain at a central table that allows us to keep wages and other expenses similar and inline while addressing the individual needs of each hospital,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “This is a reckless action right now that will only bring more havoc into health care while the frontline is still recovering from the last wave of changes.”...

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Coca-Cola Winnipeg Members Quench New Agreement

May 8, 2018

The Coca-Cola UFCW members working at the Winnipeg plant voted yes, by 86 per cent, to accept their new collective agreement. Some of the highlights of the newly ratified contract include:

  • A total of a 5.5 per cent wage increase for all classifications during the four years
  • A one-time $200 lump sum payment for all full-time employees
  • An additional $1 more wage adjustment for all drivers and service technicians
  • A 20 per cent increase to short-term disability benefits
  • Footwear allowance increase
  • Pension plan benefit increase
  • ...

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling


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