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2017

Health Care Negotiations on HOLD!

April 11, 2017

Due to the provincial PC Government introducing Bills 28 and 29, negotiations that were ongoing for the St. Boniface Hospital, St. Boniface Hospital DSM, LRHA Laundry Inkster site and the Northern Regional Health Authority (NRHA) are all on hold.

The union had warned its members this round of bargaining was going to be a very difficult one, as the PC government has made no secret about the fact that they are imposing drastic cuts to all health care operating budgets.

Bill 28 This Bill imposes maximum limits on...

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Date Set for Red River Co-op Gas Bar Negotiations

April 6, 2017

Negotiator Sonia Taylor will head up the union negotiating committee for the bargaining of a new collective agreement for members at Red River Co-op gas bars. The parties will commence negotiations on May 24. Following this meeting, the union will provide the members with information on additional dates and the status of negotiations.

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Category: Red River Co-op Gas Bar

Negotiations Underway at Agropur

April 6, 2017

The negotiating committees met on March 14, 15 and 16 to commence bargaining towards a new collective agreement for the union members working at Agropur Co-operative.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor said, “We had a good start to negotiations and we have agreed to a majority of non-monetary proposals.”

Negotiations will continue on May 9, with another meeting date set for May 11. The union will provide the members at Agropur with an update as to the status of their negotiations after the May 11 meeting.

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Category: Agropur

Carmen Co-op Proposes Concessions

April 6, 2017

The union and the company met on March 22 and 23 begin negotiations. The parties had discussions and were able to agree on some of the non-monetary items.

Unfortunately, the Co-op has proposed several concessions that could take away or reduce some of the benefits and compensations that the members currently have including such things as deleting some of the premiums—night shopping, night shift, and Sunday. The union bargaining committee has no intentions of agreeing to these concessions.

Talks between the parties will continue on May 4 and 5 and lead union negotiator Sonia...

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Category: Carman Co-operatives Ltd.

New contract ratified by Local 832 members at Epc St-Malo Day Program

April 4, 2017

On Monday, March 27 our members at Epic St-Malo Day Program ratified a new two-year collective agreement by 100 per cent.

Members will see a two per cent wage increase each year, an increase in sick time payout and a new 20 year seniority premium and increases to the existing 10 and 15 year premiums.

There was many language improvements added into the contract including all new legislated leaves such as domestic violence, organ donor, etc. 

Full list of legislated...

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Reh-Fit Negotiations Moving Along

April 3, 2017

The union negotiating committee, comprised of Cindy Armstrong, Devon Pekrul and lead negotiator Martin Trudel, met with the employer on March 23, 29, 30 and 31. This first round of negotiations was extremely productive and the parties were able to settle all non-monetary items.

Future bargaining dates have been scheduled for May 10 and 11 and at that time the committees we will begin to address the monetary items, including wages. Following the completion of these talks, the union will provide the members at Reh-Fit with an update on the status of their negotiations.

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Category: Reh-Fit Centre

Open letter to members on Bill 29

March 23, 2017

To All UFCW Local 832 Members Working in Healthcare
Bill 29 – The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act

Dear Member,

On March 21st I posted a video on this website to let our members know that we were working hard to get our questions answered about Bill 29 so we could let you know how this bill affects you.

Here is what we know so far:

The basic purpose of the Bill is to reduce the number of bargaining units in each Regional Health Authority to seven and to have a single contract and a single union for each of the seven...

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Open letter to members on Bill 28

March 23, 2017

To All UFCW Local 832 Members Working for a Public Sector Employer
Bill 28 – The Public Services Sustainability Act

On March 21st I posted a video on this website to let our members know that we were working hard to get our questions answered about Bill 28 so we could let you know if and how this bill affects you.

Here is what we know so far:

The basic purpose of the Bill is to impose maximum limits on wage increases when public sector contracts are negotiated.

The Bill does not allow existing contracts to be opened, but...

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Casual Work Opportunity in Brandon

March 22, 2017

UFCW 832 Training Centre in Brandon is looking for members who are interested in occasional work as a receptionist. This is not a permanent position.

A member who would be a ‘good fit’ for this position has the following:

  • Is comfortable speaking and writing in English
  • Is polite and friendly
  • Enjoys working with the public
  • Has a working knowledge of computers
  • Is well organized
  • And most importantly has a positive attitude!

Would be helpful (but not essential);

  • Ability...

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Think You Have What it Takes?

March 22, 2017

UFCW Local 832 is looking for members who are interested in facilitating our Shop Stewards courses.
Those who are selected will attend Facilitator Training to learn how to manage a classroom, how to engage members and how to make learning fun.

A member who would be a ‘good fit’ for this position has the following:

  • Comfortable speaking to large groups
  • Comfortable using and learning new technology
  • Enjoys connecting with others and supporting their educational goals
  • Enjoys contributing ideas and thinking...

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