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Open letter to all members working at Red River Coop

September 6, 2017

RE: Selection of the Bargaining Committee for the 2018 UFCW Local 832 & Red River Co-op Negotiations


Dear Member,

Negotiations for the renewal of your contract with Red River Co-op will take place late this year and early in 2018.  Your contract expires on March 17th, 2018 and as we have done in the past we intend to complete bargaining by no later than that date.

We expect that this round of talks to be unique as this will be the first time we have negotiated with Red River Co-op since they purchased their stores from...

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Category: Bargaining Update

Aryzta Negotiations Continue

September 5, 2017

The union negotiating committee — lead by negotiator Martin Trudel, Jerich Belmonte, Teofilo (Phil) Cayetano, Noralinda Sayuno, and Geoff Bergen — will continue bargaining with the assistance of a government appointed conciliation officer.

During conciliation on September 19 and 20, the parties will be addressing the remaining outstanding items, including monetary proposals. The goal is to have the union and the employer come to a solution that is mutually beneficial to all.

Following the completion of the aforementioned dates, the union will update the members on the status...

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Category: Arytza

ACL Interlake Negotiations Moving Forward

July 27, 2017

As the union expects to have an answer from the government in terms of whether or not this sector is included in the much publicized Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28), negotiations for ACL Interlake is slated to resume on August 25. On the agenda for the union committee is to address all monetary proposals.  

Following the completion of the above noted round of bargaining, union negotiator Martin Trudel will inform the members at ACL of future bargaining dates, if needed, as well as provided with an update on the state of the negotiations process.

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Category: ACL Interlake

Aided Negotiations for Instabox Set for August 21

July 27, 2017

After a few meetings with the company, negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement for members working at Instabox will continue on August 21 with the aide of a conciliation officer.

The union will update the members after the August 21 meeting. Sonia Taylor is leading these negotiations for the union.


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Category: Instabox

Conciliation Officer Appointed for Agropur Negotiations

July 27, 2017

The negotiating committees for Agropur will resume talks on September 19 and 22 with the assistance of a conciliation officer.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor said, “We are hopefully that an agreement will be reached.” She will keep the membership updated as negotiations progress.


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Category: Agropur

Winnserv Negotiations to Continue in September

July 26, 2017

The negotiating committees for Winnserv will continue bargaining towards the renewal of the collective agreement on September 1 and 8. By that time, the union should have a clear idea in terms of the potential impact of the Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28) in regards to these negotiations, specifically the ability to address all monetary items currently on the table.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel will provide a further update after the September 8 meeting.

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Gate Gourmet Bargaining to Begin August 9

July 26, 2017

The union bargaining committee comprised of head negotiator Martin Trudel and members Mike Audette, Kasmir Kociolek will begin bargaining with Gate Gourmet on August 9, 10 and 11.

‎During this first round of negotiations, bargaining, the parties will exchange their proposals on what improvements and/or changes they would like to see in the new collective agreement. The list of the union’s proposals was comprised by the suggestions brought forward by the members at the proposal meetings held in May.

Following the completion of the above noted round of bargaining, the union...

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Category: Gate Gourmet

Agreement reached at Epic Opportunities

July 19, 2017

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the employer on the renewal of a new collective agreement for the members working at Epic Opportunities.

The parties are presently finalizing the tentative settlement and once that is done the union will arrange for a ratification vote.

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Category: Epic Opportunities

Winnserv Negotiations On-going

July 14, 2017

The union negotiating committee comprised of head negotiator Martin Trudel, Abdul Kanu, and Scott MacAuley met with Winnserv for another round of bargaining on June 20.

During this bargaining date, the parties continued to address all remaining non-monetary items as well as begin to address some monetary ones. As you are probably, with the changes the current provincial government is making, the union is handcuffed until it finds out whether or not this sector is included in the much publicized Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28).

Once the aforementioned...

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Category: Winnserv

Bargaining Continues Next Month for Reh-Fit Members

July 13, 2017

The negotiating committees for the Reh-Fit Centre met in May and June. During these bargaining sessions, the parties were able to address the majority of the proposals, including the monetary items. However, there are still a few significant proposals outstanding and, as such, the committees will meet again on August 17 to continue bargaining.

Following the completion of that meeting, the union will update the members on the state of their negotiations.

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Category: Reh-Fit Centre


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