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2017

Fisher Branch International Convention Meeting Change

November 15, 2017

The nomination meeting that was scheduled for today in Fisher Branch has been moved to Monday, November 20th at 6:30 pm.

We apologize for the late notice.

 

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Arctic Co-op Members Approve New Six-Year Agreement

November 14, 2017

On November 8, UFCW Local 832 members working at Arctic Co-op voted in favour a new six-year agreement.

During the life of the agreement workers’ wages will increase by 13.5 per cent. In addition to the 13.5 per cent wage increases, hourly employees also received a 25¢ per hour pay hike. These increases were retroactive to July 1, 2017. At date of ratification, union members also received a $1,000 lump sum payment.

“The union bargaining committee unanimously recommended acceptance of this agreement,” said lead union negotiator Sonia Taylor.

Other monetary gains include...

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Category: Arctic Co-operatives Ltd

Celebrations Negotiations Set to Resume

November 7, 2017

The bargaining committees for the union and the employer will resume talks in the month of December. Union negotiator Blake Crothers will provide a further update after the next round of negotiations.

Celebrations is a dinner theatre where you can go and enjoy a musical while you dine. UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 40 members who in the Box Office/Adcast.

 

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Category: Celebrations (Winnipeg) LP

Members at Pepsi Brandon Unanimous on 3-Year Deal

November 1, 2017

UFCW members working at the Pepsi Brandon plant voted 100 per cent in favour of their new collective agreement. The employees will see their wages increase by $1.35 per hour over the next three years, which along with the Winnipeg plant, is the highest in Canada. Plus, at date of ratification, each member also received a $500 signing bonus.

The union negotiating committee was also successful in obtaining increases to the safety footwear allowance, bereavement leave, as well as vacation payout for up to two weeks.

Approximately 90 per cent of the members attended the...

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Category: Pepsi Bottling

The Executive Board Elections Concluded

October 31, 2017

 

UFCW Local 832 members are pleased with the existing executive board and the direction that the Local is heading under the leadership of President Jeff Traeger and Secretary-Treasurer Beatrice Bruske. 

Of the 17 vice-presidents positions, there were eight challenged positions that required elections. Ballots were counted on October 30th.

 

Congratulations to the challenged incumbents: 

  • Tom Biebrich (SunGro Horticulture)
  • Kathy Brnjas (Loblaw Companies Ltd.)
  • Dianne Gibson-Pierce (Loblaw Companies Ltd.)
  • Alex...

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Proposals Meeting Scheduled for Gillam Co-op Members

October 30, 2017

Part of the bargaining process is for the union to get ideas from the members as to what they would like to see changed in their new collective agreement. The current agreement for the Gillam Co-op expires on December 31, 2017.

As such, the union has scheduled a proposal meeting for November 28. This will give the members at the Gillam Co-op a chance to bring their ideas forward so that the union committee can draft their official proposals to present to the Co-op once negotiations begin.

UFCW Local 832 represents about 60 employees at the Co-op who work in grocery, meat,...

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Category: Gilliam Co-op

Lorette Marketplace Negotiations Set to Begin

October 30, 2017

The union negotiating committee, consisting of lead negotiator Sonia Taylor, Laura Cote and Helena Tetrault, will be exchanging proposals with the company on November 21. The parties will continue bargaining on November 22 and the union will provide the members at Lorette Marketplace with an update after that date as to the status of their negotiations.

Local 832 represents approximately 45 employees who work at the store.

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Category: Lorette Marketplace

Aryzta Negotiations Reach an Impasse

October 27, 2017

Unfortunately, the union and the company bargaining committees were not able to come to a resolve on a few significant issues deemed to be mutually beneficial.

At this point, the union is waiting to receive the company’s final offer, which will be presented to the members for a vote.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel stated to the members at Aryzta, “Please do not be alarmed! This type of situation is not uncommon when parties negotiate on matters that have a significant impact in a workplace and we remain confident that we will come to a resolve that is beneficial to both...

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International Convention - notice of nominations

October 23, 2017

The 2018 UFCW International Convention will take place April 23 to 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The Executive Board is recommending to elect 18 Delegates and 5 Alternates.   At the nomination meetings, the members must vote on the Executive Board’s recommended number of delegates. The members must also nominate and elect the delegates and alternates that will attend. 

To be eligible to run as a delegate or alternate, you must be an active member in good standing with Local 832 for at least one year preceding the month in which the nominations are held (continuous active...

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Krown Members Vote Yes on 4-Year Agreement

October 19, 2017

UFCW Local 832 members working at Krown Produce voted in favour of a new four-year collective agreement by 100 percent.

At date of signing, each member received a $350 signing bonus as well as a two percent increase to their wages. Additional two percent increases on members’ wages are scheduled in each of the following three years of the four-year deal.

The union bargaining committee was also successful in doubling the amount of paid sick days to 32 hours, up from 16 hours. The minimum hours paid now paid for call-in shifts went up to fours hours, from three hours, as well...

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Category: Krown Produce

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