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Agreement in principle reached with Agropur

January 19, 2018

This morning at 11 am, an agreement in principle has been reached with Agropur.

We will be delaying the vote on the company's final offer that was to take place this weekend and we will update everyone as soon as we can.

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Category: Agropur

Strike Vote Scheduled for McCain Foods

January 19, 2018

The union bargaining committee comprised of Eileen Ball, John Anderson, Daniel Udey and lead negotiator Martin Trudel met with McCain Foods on several dates in October, November and January.

During the first set of talks, the parties were able to address all the non-monetary matters but, unfortunately, encountered some significant challenges when monetary discussions began. The last round of bargaining took place January 10, 11, 17 and 18.

McCain introduced major concessions regarding wage increases, benefits and pension that the union is not prepared to entertain due to the...

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Negotiations Update at Red River Co-op

January 19, 2018


The negotiations process between the Management and Union committees is continuing.  As I indicated in my letter of December 20th, 2017, there are a large number of proposals that both sides have tabled.  Since December 20th, we have met for four days in the past two weeks and have been able to resolve a very significant number of non-monetary issues. 

At this time, a number of issues including all scheduling issues and all monetary issues pertaining to wages, benefits, premiums etc. remain outstanding.  We have additional negotiation...

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Category: Red River Co-op

Company tables concessions then cancels bargaining

January 17, 2018


Company tables concessions then cancels bargaining

“The first day of bargaining talks with Sobeys was brief and unexpected. They came in for 90 minutes and presented a small list of proposals that would effectively gut the current collective agreement. Then they notified us that they were cancelling the...

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Category: Sobey's

Members from Coke Brandon Plan for Negotiations

January 17, 2018

The collective agreement for the union members working at the Coca Cola plant in Brandon expires on January 31, 2018. The union has set a proposal meeting for next month for its members working in Brandon. This will give them the opportunity to bring their ideas forward on what changes/improvements they would like to see negotiated into their new contract.

However, as is ordinarily the circumstances, negotiations for the Brandon plant do not start until the bargaining process for Coke Winnipeg is completed. As such, union negotiator Martin Trudel will be updating the Coke Brandon...

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling

Union Preparing for Negotiations

January 16, 2018

UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 30 members at the EPIC de St. Malo/SMILE of St. Malo‑Residential Program whose collective agreement is about to expire.

Part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the membership as to what improvements and/or changes they would look to see negotiated into the new contract.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel will be spearheading these negotiations and has scheduled a proposals meeting for February 21. He encourages the members at EPIC to review their collective agreement and voice any of their suggestions at the February 21...

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Category: EPIC de St Malo/SMILE of St Malo Inc.

Proposals Meetings Scheduled for BCO Members

January 16, 2018

The existing collective agreement for the members at Brandon Community Options (BCO) expires on March 31, 2018. The union has already begun to prepare for negotiations, and part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the members about what improvements should be negotiated into the new collective agreement.

As such, head union negotiator Martin Trudel has scheduled proposal meetings so that the members from BCO can bring their ideas forward. Negotiator Trudel will keep the members up-to-date as the negotiations process moves along.

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Category: Brandon Community Options

Progress Made at Sysco Warehouse Negotiations

January 15, 2018

The bargaining committees met on January 8, 2018, to exchange proposals and begin bargaining towards the renewal of the collective agreement covering the union members working at Sysco Warehouse. The parties continued talks during that week, which were very productive and progress made.

Lead union negotiator Blake Crothers said, “We were able to deal with all of the non-monetary items during this round of negotiations. The more challenging part of the process—monetary proposals—will be addressed at the next bargaining session.”

Negotiations are set to continue during the week...

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

Union Members Reject Company’s Final Position

January 11, 2018

UFCW Local 832 union members working at Agropur voted 100 per cent in favour of rejecting the company’s final position regarding the renewal of their collective agreement.

Agropur produces mainly the Lucerne milk and dairy products for Safeway and Sobeys stores. They also produce the Natrel line of dairy product. Union members are responsible making milk jugs, pasteurizing milk and milk collection from the dairy farmers.

The negotiating committees will be back at the bargaining table on January 15 and 16. If the parties are not able to reach a deal during that round of...

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Impact Bargaining Continues This Month

January 10, 2018

The union and the company negotiating committees met on December 11, 2017. During that round of bargaining, the union presented Impact Security Group with its proposals ‎regarding improvements to contract language, benefits and wage increases the members would like to see in their new collective agreement.

Negotiations are scheduled to continue on January 18. The union negotiating committee, lead by negotiator Martin Trudel, is hopeful that the remaining non-monetary items will be addressed.

Following the completion of the above-noted date, the union will inform the guards at...

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Category: Impact Security


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