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2018

Update on Safeway Negotiations

January 29, 2018

 

Your bargaining committee was notified yesterday, Sunday, January 28, that the lead negotiator for Safeway had suffered a death in the family and would be unable to bargain with us for the four days we had scheduled for this week.

Your bargaining committee and I understand that this unfortunate tragedy makes cancelling bargaining unavoidable and we send our condolences to the negotiator and his family during this difficult time.

We are growing concerned with the lack of progress made so far, and we will keep you informed of any developments at the bargaining table in...

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Category: Sobey's

Sysco Warehouse Negotiations Progressing

January 25, 2018

The union bargaining committee—Sandy Barylski, Robert Schmidtke, Mickey Porayko and head negotiator Blake Crothers—met the Sysco committee on January 22 to 24. This round of talks was very information and a lot of discussions took place regarding the union proposals brought forwarded.

Union negotiator Blake Crothers said, “We still have a lot of work to do on reaching a tentative agreement, but I am confident that we will do so prior to the March 29, 2018, expiry date of the current collective agreement.”

Crothers will provide the members at the Sysco Warehouse with further...

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

UFCW International Convention

January 25, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members voted for 16 delegates to join President Jeff Traeger and Secretary-Treasurer Beatrice Bruske, at the 2018 UFCW International Convention. There were 23 eligible people nominated and congratulations to the following 16 delegates:

  • Marie Buchan
  • Brenda Brown
  • Sandy Forcier
  • Ron Allard
  • Blake Crothers
  • Wendy Lundy
  • Kim Ferris
  • Phil Kraychuk
  • Mike Howden
  • JP Petit
  • Martin Trudel
  • Deborah Jones
  • Kathy Brnjas
  • Carino Bosica
  • Jason Appasamy
  • ...

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Sobeys Resorts to Shameless Bullying

January 24, 2018

 

Announces BC Store Closures Right Before Bargaining
 

Last week, Sobeys tabled a set of proposals that would ensure Safeway employees in Manitoba would lose much of what they currently have so the company can make more profits and yesterday it picked another fight in Western Canada.

In British Columbia, where bargaining is just set to start with UFCW Local 1518, Sobeys announced that it would be closing ten stores, showing just how little they care about their employees.

The company stated that if they got their way in negotiations, they would...

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Category: Sobey's

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

TO: ALL MEMBERS AT RED RIVER CO-OP STORES

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.

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