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2017

Reh-Fit Members 100% Vote in Favour of New 2-Year Agreement

September 19, 2017

On September 18, the union members at the Reh-Fit Centre voted 100 per cent in favour of a new two-year deal.

 

The employees’ wages will go up by two per cent in each of the agreement and the maintenance employees will receive an additional 6.4 per cent increase in the form of a wage adjustment.

The union bargaining committee is pleased with the new agreement. Besides the monetary increases, they were able to negotiate better bereavement leave, better employer supplied equipment as well as improved language throughout the agreement as a whole.

Employees hired...

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Category: Reh-Fit Centre

Compass Members Unanimous on New 3-Year Deal

September 15, 2017

Local 832 union members working at for Compass Group at the Boeing facility in Winnipeg voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year deal.

The employees received a wage increase of 30-cents per hour, retroactive to May 1, 2017. Another wage increase of 35 more cents per hour will take place May 1, 2018 and a further 40-cent increase to wages effective May 1, 2019.

Other improvements in the new contract include:

* Increases in vision care and eye exams,
* Pay out of unused sick leave,
* Rate increase to lead hand premium, and
* Short order cooks may...

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Category: Compass Group Canada

New Name, New Agreement!

September 15, 2017

HP (Hewlett Packard Canada) is now ESIT Canada Enterprises Co.

On September 7, UFCW members have ratified a new two-year deal. The new agreement contains wage increases of 3.8 per cent, stronger language on workload issues and training for employees.

Local 832 represents approximately 45 members in Winnipeg.

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Category: Hewlett Packard

ACL Negotiations Continue October 18

September 15, 2017

The union negotiating committee, comprised of lead negotiator Martin Trudel, Sylvia Kepp, and Janice Kowerko, will be meeting with the company on October 18 to continue bargaining.

During this meeting, the union will address the monetary part of the negotiations process, as well as have a clearer picture in terms of the government’s position regarding the status of this sector with regards to the Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28), which will also have an impact on our monetary discussions at the bargaining table.

Negotiator Trudel will provide a further update...

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Category: ACL Interlake

Unanimous Vote in Favour of New 5-Year Deal

September 12, 2017

UFCW Local 832 members working at Gate Gourmet voted yes on a new five-year collective agreement.

During the life of the agreement, the members will see their wages increase by 10.25 per cent. Other monetary increases include: dental plan contributions, RRSP contributions, shoe allowance, and added coverage to existing health and welfare benefits.

“This is a good agreement,” stated head negotiator Martin Trudel. “We didn’t give the company any concessions and improved language in other areas of the agreement.”

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Category: Gate Gourmet

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

Open letter to all members working at Safeway

September 6, 2017

RE: Selection of the Bargaining Committee for the 2018 UFCW Local 832 & Sobeys West Inc. Negotiations

Dear Member,

Negotiations for the renewal of your contract with Safeway 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 will be more difficult than usual because of the poor performance of the company since Canada Safeway was taken over by Sobeys.

On our town hall meeting...

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Category: Sobey's

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

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