Conciliation Officer Appointed for Agropur Negotiations
The negotiating committees for Agropur will resume talks on September 19 and 22 with the assistance of a conciliation officer.
Union negotiator Sonia Taylor said, “We are hopefully that an agreement will be reached.” She will keep the membership updated as negotiations progress.
Negotiations Underway at Agropur
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.
Agropur Co-operative Negotiations Commence on January 11
The union bargaining committee—led by negotiator Sonia Taylor, Don Fraser, Brad Siemens and Dave Perron—is set to meet with Agropur on January 11, 2017. At that first meeting, the parties will exchange proposals and begin negotiations towards a new collective agreement for the members working at the plant in Winnipeg.
Following the January 11 meeting, the union will provide the members at Agropur with information on additional dates and the status of negotiations.
Union Ready to Commence Negotiations at Agropur
The collective agreement for members working at Agropur expires on July 16. The parties will begin negotiations to renew the contract on June 21.
The union negotiating committee consists of negotiator Sonia Taylor and members Don Fraser, Brad Siemens, and Dave Perron.
Agropur members will receive an update following the June 21 meeting.
Agropur Members Prepare to Upcoming Negotiations
The union has scheduled proposals meetings for its members working at Agropur. As part of the planning to begin bargaining, the union is asking members to bring ideas to a meeting on May 25 on what they would like to see negotiated into their new collective agreement.
UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 40 workers at the Agropur (formerly Lucerne Milk) plant in Winnipeg.
More dates scheduled for Lucerne Milk, new negotiator named.
The negotiating committee met on June 20 & 21, 2013 to begin negotiations towards the renewal of the collective agreement between the union and the Lucerne Milk Plant. During these meetings, the parties exchanged proposals and began discussing non-monetary items and some monetary items in greater detail.