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What your Bargaining Committee has to say

February 23, 2018

A reminder that Strike Mandate Meetings take place across the province, starting on Monday next week.

For dates and times, please visit this link

It is critically important that you show up and vote to give your bargaining committee a strike mandate. A strong strike mandate adds your voice to the bargaining committee and shows the company that all workers at Safeway are serious about a fair collective agreement.


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Category: Sobey's

New Contract Secured at Impact

February 21, 2018

The security officers from Impact Security Group Inc. voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year contract.

These negotiations were lead by union negotiator Martin Trudel, who said, “This is a good agreement, especially considering the roadblock that the current government put up in regards to revoking the legislation that governs Manitoba’s security guards minimum.”

The union committee was able to negotiate an added step to the wage grid, which allows for a wage increase after 5400 hours worked. The new agreement also contains monetary increases to all premiums and...

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Agropur Deal Almost Went Sour

February 15, 2018

Agropur produces Lucerne milk and cream for Safeway, Sobeys and Tim Hortons. UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 40 members work in every aspect of the production, from filling milk jugs, to pasteurizing milk, and even collect milk from the dairy farmers.

The union and the company met in March 2017 to begin bargaining towards a new collective agreement, with more meetings held in May. After a few good meetings, talks started to sour. However, the parties resumed negotiations in September with the assistance of a government-appointed conciliator.

After narrowly avoiding a...

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Category: Agropur

Safeway Strike Mandate Meeting times

February 12, 2018


Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 7 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 10 am

UFCW Brandon Office
530 Richmond Ave E,
Brandon, MB R7A 7J5


Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 7 pm

Salvation Army Building
(West entrance, 2nd floor)
342 Mountain Ave,
Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0


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Category: Sobey's

Conciliation Officer Appointed to Assist with Coke Bargaining

February 12, 2018

After several dates of bargaining, the union and the company are still far apart at the table on some the more significant monetary items regarding the collective agreement for the union members at Coke Winnipeg.

Therefore, negotiations will continue with the assistance of a government-appointed conciliation officer. The mandate of a conciliation officer is to help in reaching terms of a contract that is deemed to be fair and reasonable for both parties.

Following the conciliation date, union negotiator Martin Trudel will update the members of Coke Winnipeg as to the state of...

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling

Red River Co-op Negotiations Reaching a Critical Stage

February 9, 2018

Up to February 9, the management and the union bargaining committee have spent seven days at the bargaining table since the end of December. The committees have done significant work in resolving many of the non-monetary issues and are now beginning to address monetary issues, including all wage, benefit, vacation, general holiday pay and premium issues.

The company indicated to the union that their current cost structure is not sustainable, and as a result they tabled significant concessions. The union requested specific financial details from the management team, and that...

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Category: Red River Co-op

Safeway Bargaining - video update

February 8, 2018

Yesterday your union broke off talks with the Safeway (owned by Sobeys West Inc.). We sat down hoping to push towards a fair contract, but the company stated loud and clear, they are only interested in gutting your collective agreement. 

Check out the latest video update from President, Jeff Traeger.

View on Vimeo - Safeway Bargaining Update, February 8, 2018...

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Category: Sobey's

Negotiations at Faroex Continue February 20

February 8, 2018

The union negotiating committee, comprised of Jeff Lukasik, Jeanne Murray, Sandra Vowles and lead by negotiator Debra Malmquist, met with Faroex during the week of January 23 to begin bargaining for a new collective agreement.

During this set of talks, the parties were able to agree on all non-monetary proposals. Negotiations will continue on February 20, with further dates set in March. Negotiator Malmquist will provide the members at Faroex with additional updates as their negotiations progress.  

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Category: Faroex Ltd.

IKWE Collective Agreement Up for Negotiations

February 8, 2018

The existing collective agreement for the union members at Ikwe-Widdiitiwin (IKWE) expires on March 31, 2018. IKWE is a crisis shelter for Aboriginal women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence situations.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will head up these negotiations and the union has already begun to prepare for bargaining. As part of these preparations, negotiator Taylor has scheduled a proposals meeting for the members at IKWE. This will give them a chance to bring any suggestions forward as to what changes they would like to see negotiatied into their new collective...

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Category: Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin

Gillam Co-op Negotiations Delayed

February 8, 2018

Due to a scheduling conflict, negotiations previously scheduled with the Co-operative for January 30, 31, February 1 will now be held on April 24, 25 and 26.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide a further update after the first session of negotiations.

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Category: Gilliam Co-op


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