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Strike Mandate update for Safeway

March 2, 2018

So far...

Secretary-Treasurer, Bea Bruske has hosted Strike Mandate Meetings in Brandon, Dauphin, and Thompson. There's been a strong turnout and members have been asking many good questions about how we got to this point and where we go from here.

This Sunday we host the last set of meetings in Winnipeg and Neepawa.  Make sure you give yourself lots of time, as there is supposed to be snow this weekend, so bundle up, stay warm and drive safe!

The Neepawa meeting is this Sunday, March 4, 2018

Salvation Army Building...

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Category: Sobey's

Open letter to all members working at Loblaw in Manitoba

March 2, 2018

RE: Selection of the Bargaining Committee for the 2018 UFCW Local 832 & Loblaw Negotiations

Dear Member,

Negotiations for the renewal of your contract with all Loblaw banners in Manitoba including Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills will take place this year. Your contract expires on September 27, 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 it will be the first time we will be renewing the terms and conditions of...

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Category: Loblaws

EPIC de St. Malo—Residential Services Negotiations Scheduled for March 14

March 1, 2018

Bargaining talks scheduled for March 14. During this session, proposals regarding contract language, benefits and all forms of financial compensation will be presented to the employer in order to make improvements to the collective agreement for the members at EPIC Residential Services.

Following these talks, union negotiator Martin Trudel will provide the members with an update on the state of these negotiations. The other union committee members include Carol Linford and Bernadette Philippot.

EPIC de St Malo Inc./SMILE of St Malo Inc (Residential Services) is a non-profit...

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Category: EPIC de St Malo/SMILE of St Malo Inc.

McCain Foods offers half-baked proposal

February 28, 2018

On Friday, February 23, with an overwhelming turnout, workers at McCain Foods near Carberry, voted unanimously in favour of a strike mandate and a strike deadline has been set for April 19th. This strong strike mandate sends a message to the company that they need to bring a more appealing offer to the table.

The wedge-issue is the pension plan. The plan currently sits below the solvency rate, and the company wants to offset their legal obligation to cover this deficit by freezing wages, reducing benefits, reducing sick-pay, and removing stat-days.

“Bringing the pension back...

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Category: McCain Foods

Coke Winnipeg - Negotiations Update

February 26, 2018

Further to my last correspondence dated February 12th, please be advised that your bargaining committee comprised of Harvey Buhler, Brad Kreller, Dan LeClaire, Don Mackay, Manny Machado and myself met with your employer on February 20th, as previously scheduled.

During this conciliation date, we continued the negotiations process to finalize monetary items such as general wage increases, wage adjustments, premiums, allowances, pension & benefits. This was done with the assistance of government-appointed Conciliation Officer, Donna MacDonald.

After a few exchanges, the...

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Instabox Tentative Agreement Reached - Ratification Vote on March 9, 2018

February 26, 2018

A tentative Agreement has been reached.  The Union is recommending this settlement.

Accordingly, we have scheduled a membership meeting to vote on the settlement as follows:

Date: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM

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Please make every effort to attend.  Only those members in attendance will be able to vote. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the negotiator at 204-786-5055 or...

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Category: Instabox

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


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