Aryzta Bargaining Begins
On February 21, the union negotiating committee comprised Jerich Belmonte, Jesus Catacutan, Teofilo (Phil) Cayetano, Noralinda Sayuno, union rep Geoff Bergen and union negotiator Martin Trudel met with the company to exchange proposals.
Because of scheduling conflicts, the parties will not meet again until April 21, with more bargaining dates scheduled for April 24, May 3, 4, 16, 17, 30 and 31, and two days in June.
The union will keep its members at Aryzta as negotiations progress.
Negotiations to Start in the New Year at Aryzta
Union negotiator Martin Trudel assisted by members Noralinda Sayuno, Jesus Catacutan, Jerich Belmonte and Phil Cayetano, will begin talks with the company on the renewal of the collective agreement.
UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 160 workers at Aryzta, formerly Gourmet Bakers. Once the first set of bargaining dates are confirmed and negotiations are underway, the union will keep its members updated and informed.