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2017

Proposals Meeting Scheduled for Gillam Co-op Members

October 30, 2017

Part of the bargaining process is for the union to get ideas from the members as to what they would like to see changed in their new collective agreement. The current agreement for the Gillam Co-op expires on December 31, 2017.

As such, the union has scheduled a proposal meeting for November 28. This will give the members at the Gillam Co-op a chance to bring their ideas forward so that the union committee can draft their official proposals to present to the Co-op once negotiations begin.

UFCW Local 832 represents about 60 employees at the Co-op who work in grocery, meat,...

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Category: Gilliam Co-op

Lorette Marketplace Negotiations Set to Begin

October 30, 2017

The union negotiating committee, consisting of lead negotiator Sonia Taylor, Laura Cote and Helena Tetrault, will be exchanging proposals with the company on November 21. The parties will continue bargaining on November 22 and the union will provide the members at Lorette Marketplace with an update after that date as to the status of their negotiations.

Local 832 represents approximately 45 employees who work at the store.

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Category: Lorette Marketplace

Aryzta Negotiations Reach an Impasse

October 27, 2017

Unfortunately, the union and the company bargaining committees were not able to come to a resolve on a few significant issues deemed to be mutually beneficial.

At this point, the union is waiting to receive the company’s final offer, which will be presented to the members for a vote.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel stated to the members at Aryzta, “Please do not be alarmed! This type of situation is not uncommon when parties negotiate on matters that have a significant impact in a workplace and we remain confident that we will come to a resolve that is beneficial to both...

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International Convention - notice of nominations

October 23, 2017

The 2018 UFCW International Convention will take place April 23 to 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The Executive Board is recommending to elect 18 Delegates and 5 Alternates.   At the nomination meetings, the members must vote on the Executive Board’s recommended number of delegates. The members must also nominate and elect the delegates and alternates that will attend. 

To be eligible to run as a delegate or alternate, you must be an active member in good standing with Local 832 for at least one year preceding the month in which the nominations are held (continuous active...

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Krown Members Vote Yes on 4-Year Agreement

October 19, 2017

UFCW Local 832 members working at Krown Produce voted in favour of a new four-year collective agreement by 100 percent.

At date of signing, each member received a $350 signing bonus as well as a two percent increase to their wages. Additional two percent increases on members’ wages are scheduled in each of the following three years of the four-year deal.

The union bargaining committee was also successful in doubling the amount of paid sick days to 32 hours, up from 16 hours. The minimum hours paid now paid for call-in shifts went up to fours hours, from three hours, as well...

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Category: Krown Produce

Impact Group Readies for Negotiations

October 17, 2017

The current collective agreement for the security guards at Impact Security expires on December 31, 2017. As part of the preparation process, the union would like to obtain ideas from the guards on what improvements they would like to see negotiated into the new contract.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel, who will spearhead these negotiations, has scheduled proposals meetings to give the security officers from Impact the opportunity to bring their ideas forward. Once bargaining dates have been scheduled negotiator Trudel will provide updates as talks progress.

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Category: Impact Security

Mound Milk Negotiations Slated for November 9

October 12, 2017

The union negotiating committee, headed by union negotiator Debra Malmquist and Donald Wedderburn, is set to meet with the company on November 9, 2017.

Although the collective agreement covering the members at Mound Milk expired on July 31, 2017, it remains in effect until a new deal has been reached. The union committee will be requesting back pay on any monetary items negotiated.

Union negotiator Malmquist will update the members as to that status of their negotiations, after the November meeting.

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Category: Mound Milk Transport

FASD Bargaining Rescheduled

October 4, 2017

The union negotiating committee was set to resume bargaining on September 22, however due to an extensive review of the current benefit plan for the members at FASD, negotiations will now continue on October 27.

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

McCain Negotiations

October 4, 2017

The union negotiating committee—lead by negotiator Martin Trudel, John Anderson, Eileen Ball, Julia Coleman and Daniel Udey—has additional bargaining dates scheduled to meet with the employer. Therefore, talks are set for October 10 and 13, November 6 and 7, with further dates in the New Year.

Negotiator Trudel will provide further updates after the October 13 meeting.

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Category: McCain Foods

Rally to fight against Wage Freezes for Security Guars

September 29, 2017

Rally for Security Guards

To fight against wage freezes.


Tuesday, October 24, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

On the front steps of the Legislative Building


Security Guards have mandatory expenses that are paid out-of-pocket, including licensing, completion of a minimum 40-hour training course, and maintaining a current criminal records check and child abuse registry check.

Shouldn’t they be paid fairly for that?...

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