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New Deal for Life’s Journey Gives Members More Time Off, Better Pension, Benefits and Gym Memberships for All Full-Time Employees

January 31, 2020

An exciting new deal has just been ratified by the members at Life’s Journey for the office staff and for the frontline staff. These are two separate contracts, but both were bargained and ratified at the same time.

The employer came to the table prepared to bargain a fair deal working within the financial realities of the support sector. While wage increases are understandably a large part of many negotiations, they are not the only form of compensation that can make a big difference in members’ lives. In this deal, a variety of other monetary benefits have been agreed to for UFCW...

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Tentative Agreement reached with Sun Gro Horticulture

January 31, 2020

A tentative agreement has been reached with SunGro Horticulture Canada Ltd.

All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place on January 30, 2020, and a ratification vote will be scheduled soon to go over the agreement and explain all amendments and changes to the current collective agreement. As soon as a date can be finalized for the ratification meeting it will be posted here on this website and sent out to all members working for SunGro.

If members have any questions or concerns, please contact either your union rep,...

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

Wage increases in new deal for members working at J.C. Foods

January 31, 2020

Members working at J.C. Foods unanimously ratified a new one-year collective agreement. The new deal contains wage increases that range from $.40 to $1 per hour and maintains the fairness that has been built up over the years in the current collective agreement.

"This new deal builds on what we already have with J.C. Foods and brings in good wage increases that are well above the rate of inflation," said Phil Kraychuk, Union Negotiator.

J.C. Foods Ltd. is a food processor of poultry products. Their products can be found in retail and fine dining establishments across Canada....

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Category: J.C. Foods


January 22, 2020

UFCW 832 congratulates the members of Winnserv on their new three-year agreement, ratified earlier this week at 100%.

This agreement gives the members, who support people with intellectual disabilities, a new float day; a new weekend premium; and a general increase to all other premiums. It also eliminates the previous limit on the number of meals members could share with their clients.

“The members at Winnserv help people live full and meaningful lives by supporting their independent living—which extends beyond Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Phil Kraychuk,...

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Category: Winnserv

Workers at Maple Leaf Ratify New Contract

January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020 – The room was in cheers as UFCW 832 members working for Maple Leaf voted yes to ratifying their new contract by 89%.

“Our bargaining committee did an outstanding job during negotiations,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “This new contract will directly address many of the issues that our members were concerned about in the plant, and bring meaningful steps towards fixing the culture of the workplace.”

The new contract brings in many improvements including:

  • Wages that are well above the rate of inflation.
  • An...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Mound Milk Transport Co-op Ratifies New Contract With 5% Wage Increase over Two Years

January 10, 2020

Mound Milk Transport Co-op, operating out of Brandon, Manitoba, ratified a new contract on January 7, 2020, at 100%.

The two-year agreement includes a 3% wage increase in the first year and a 2% increase in the second, with full retro pay. This agreement also acknowledges members with 30 years of service with a new 30-year wage progression, as well as provides for more bereavement days, a higher cell phone allowance and a higher gas allowance.

“A big congratulations to the hardworking members at Mound Milk, who are essential to getting fresh, local milk to Manitoba families...

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Category: Mound Milk Transport

Vista Park Lodge Members give 100% Strike Mandate

January 9, 2020

Members of UFCW Local 832 working at Vista Park Lodge conducted a strike vote on January 9, 2020. The members voted 100% in favour of a strike mandate.

The Bargaining Committee will go back to the table with this mandate and push for a fair deal from the employer.

The collective agreement expired on March 31, 2019. The current contract will remain in effect until a strike or lockout occurs, or until a new collective agreement has been ratified.

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Category: Vista Park Lodge

Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre Members Ratify First Agreement of 2020 for UFCW 832

January 8, 2020

UFCW is pleased to announce the first newly ratified collective bargaining agreement of the year—and the decade—for the members at Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre, who ratified their three-year agreement earlier this week at 100%.

This agreement secures wages increases for its members for the first time in a very long time, with full retro pay.

Other benefits include:

  • Additional vacation time for senior employees
  • Allowing members to move more quickly up the pay scale
  • Opening up bereavement days, so that members do not have to take them...

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Category: Portage Friendship Centre

Garda Ratifies New Deal

January 6, 2020

Members on December 20, 2019, ratified a new five-year deal. Members will see improved language in their collective agreement in terms of site information and improved communications with the Company.

Mobile Officers will see a 1.5 percent wage increase in each year of the collective agreement. Security guards on special paysites, which makes up the bulk of the members, will receive a minimum of a twenty-five cent per hour wage increase in each year of the deal or 1.75 percent whichever is greater.

Strong improvements to senior guards with a guarantee increase now for guards...

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Category: Garda Security


Ikwe Widdjiitiwin Ratifies New Deal with 100% of the Vote

December 19, 2019

On December 17, 2019, the members at Ikwe Widdjiitiwin, an Indigenous women’s crisis shelter, have ratified a new deal that guarantees them a 4% wage increase over three years and retro pay to April 1, 2018.

Other highlights from the new deal include:

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day as a general holiday
  • Leaves of absence
  • Improvements to their bereavement leave
  • Reducing their probationary period
  • Bringing in conciliation (when a conciliation officer is appointed to meet with the Union and the Employer to try to conclude...

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Category: Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin


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