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 the No Frills banner as part of the negotiations process.

We will be beginning our preparations for bargaining by selecting the members of our bargaining committee during the month of March.  We are opening applications for positions on the committee to all members and not limiting committee members to those who are shop stewards, as we have in the past.

If you are interested in being on the bargaining committee for 2018, you must submit your request no later than THURSDAY MARCH 29, 2018. If you do not submit a request, you will not be considered for the bargaining committee.

Click here to fill out our online form to apply to join the bargaining committee.

Remember to include YOUR NAME, STORE # AND BANNER, DEPARTMENT AND WHY YOU WANT TO BE ON THE BARGAINING COMMITTEE. 

Your Loblaw union reps, your Secretary-Treasurer and I will select the committee members based on why you believe you would be a good candidate, geographic representation, experience and the need to have committee members from all banners and as many different departments as possible.

Please contact your full-time union representative or me if you have any questions or concerns about this process and thank you for staying involved and keeping your union strong.

 

In solidarity,

Jeff Traeger
President
UFCW Local 832

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