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Co-op Proposes Concessions - Negotiations Continue May 28

March 26, 2019

RE:  Co-op Proposes Concessions - Negotiations Continue May 28 to May 31, 2019 – Conciliation Officer Appointed

On March 19 to 22, 2019, we met with the Co-operative to begin negotiations.  The Co-operative is represented by Tom Zabel, Labour Relations Manager from FCL Saskatoon, Lola Ayotunde, Labour Relations Advisor from FCL, Patti Eilers, Board of Directors, Lorne Eiffert, Nadia Spikula, Katelyn Wozny and Lori Hagenson-Sanden.  We had good discussions and we have agreed to some non-monetary items.

Unfortunately, the Co-op has proposed several...

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Negotiations resume with Souris Valley Foods

March 26, 2019

Negotiations Resume – May 1 and May 2, 2019

On February 28th, Noralyn Graham, your Union Representative Morag Stewart, and I met with your Employer to begin negotiations.  Your Employer is represented by Ramona Taylor and Darryl Moreau.  We presented our proposals and the Employer stated that they did not have proposals and they would be working from our document. We had good discussions and they advised that they need time to review the proposals.

I have now heard back from the Employer advising that they have reviewed the proposals and are ready to respond...

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Category: Souris Valley Foods

UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship

March 5, 2019



Each year UFCW Canada offers 18 BDM Scholarships worth $1,000 each to active members and their family members for post-secondary study.

To qualify for the UFCW Canada - BDM Scholarship program you must be an active UFCW member in good standing or a dependent/spouse of active UFCW member in good standing. Eligible candidates cannot have won the BDM scholarship before.

The student must also...

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Boots Riley — UFCW Proud Sponsor

February 28, 2019

UFCW is proud to sponsor this CCPA event.


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UFCW 832 members at Diageo ratify new collective agreement

February 27, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Diageo voted 69% in favour of ratifying their new contract. The 52 members working at Diageo achieved a new four-year agreement that expires on Jan 31st, 2023.

Members will enjoy increases across the board with 2% wage increases in the first three years, and 2.5% in the last year.  There is an immediate additional wage increase for the maintenance department classification ranging between 50 cents to 1 dollar, and full retro pay back to the previous contract's expiration date of Jan 31, 2019.

The new contract also brings increases to pension...

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Souris Valley Foods Negotiations Set to Begin

February 19, 2019

The union and the company will meet on February 28, 2019, to begin bargaining towards a new collective agreement for the members working at the Souris Valley Foods.

Sonia Taylor will lead negotiations for the union and will be assisted by member Noralyn Graham. Members can watch for an update on the status of their negotiations after the February 28 meeting.

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Category: Souris Valley Foods

NPF CFB Shilo Negotiations Launch on April 15

February 19, 2019

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor is pleased to announce that negotiations towards a new Collective Agreement for the members working at CFB Shilo will start on April 15 and continue through to April 18, 2019.

At the April 15 meeting, the parties will exchange proposals and begin talks. Following the April 18 meeting, negotiator Taylor will provide an update as to the status of these negotiations.

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Category: N.P.F. Shilo

Negotiations committee formed for Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

February 6, 2019

On January 27, 2019, the Union held a proposal meeting with members to collect feedback for the upcoming negotiations.  During this meeting, your negotiation committee was elected and will consist of Amanda Brown and Tiffany Decock.  I would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting and to the members who ran for the negotiation committee.

Union negotiator, Sonia Taylor will be getting together with your committee in the near future to finalize the proposals.  Once this is complete, it is our intention to meet with the Co-operative and start negotiations.  I will let you know...

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Category: Ukrainian Co-operatives Ltd.

First Contract for Viterra Members Lingering

January 28, 2019

The negotiating committees for Viterra and the union met again on January 21 and 22. There was some good discussion on a few topics, which the committees agreed on, however, the parties vastly differ on what should be included in the collective agreement.

Union executive assistant to the president Blake Crothers said, “I sympathize with the members as they feel bargaining is lingering. But, I’d like to assure them that negotiating a first contract usually does take longer than renewing an established collective agreement.”

The union is hopeful that during the next bargaining...

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IMI Members Unanimously Approve New 3-Year Contract

January 18, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Intergrated Messaging Inc (IMI) voted 100 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

During the life of this contract, the approximate 20 union members working at the call centre will see their wages rise by $2 an hour. The new agreement also contains more sick time, more vacation time and additional premiums pay.

Union negotiator Phil Kraychuk said, “It’s a very good agreement, which the bargaining committee had recommended acceptance of to the members. It...

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Category: Integrated Messaging


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