McCain Foods

McCain Members Vote Yes On New Agreement

April 13, 2018

An overwhelming number of members came out and ratified their new four-year collective agreement by 74%, which contains yearly wage increases of 1.75%, 2.25%, 2.25% and 1.75%. The first increase is retroactive to October 1, 2017. An additional wage adjustment for 14 different classifications of 3.5 percent also forms part of the new agreement.

The union wants to thank the memberships high participation in the strike mandate meetings and the overwhelming support leading up to the strike deadline which helped push the employer off of their many concessions. 

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.

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.

McCain Bargaining to Begin in September

July 10, 2017

During this first round of bargaining, the union negotiating committee will present proposals regarding contract language, benefits and wage increases to the employer in order to make improvements to the existing collective agreement for the members working at McCain Foods. The parties have meetings scheduled for September 11, 12 and 13, as well as October 17 and 18.

Following the completion of the above noted round of bargaining, the union will inform the members of future bargaining dates, if needed, as well as provided with an update on the state of the negotiations process.

McCains members ratify new deal

May 1, 2015

 After eight days at the bargaining table over a six month period, the negotiating committee presented a new three-year deal to the members, who ratified the deal by 77 per cent.

Negotiations Sprout In the New Year at McCain

November 25, 2014

The union negotiating committee — Martin Trudel, John Anderson, Eileen Ball, Blaine Steen, and Julia Coleman — is set to begin bargaining with the McCain Foods in the New Year. The current collective agreement, representing approximately 225 Local 832 union members, expired in September.

Tentative agreement reached at McCain Foods.

February 20, 2009
On February 19, your bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the company.  It addresses many of the concerns raised by you at the proposal meetings.  The process will now unfold to develop documents for your consideration at the ratification meeting.  This takes a bit of time to accomplish. MEETING DATES As usual we will hold six ratification meetings for you to attend to hear what changes we are recommending be accepted into your new collective agreement.  We want you to attend these meetings so that you can hear directly what those changes are, ask any q

Negotiations update for McCain Foods

November 26, 2008
BARGAINING HAS BEGUN Your bargaining committee made up of  UFCW negotiator Susan Hart-Kulbaba, Glen Creasy, John Anderson, Blain Steen, Eileen Ball and Linda Popien, have had a few days of bargaining now.  The first sessions were October 1 and 2 and the second set was held November 18 and 19/08.  The tone of the meetings have been polite and respectful. MANY ISSUES ON THE TABLE Both the company and the union have many proposals.  In some cases we have both identified issues that need to be addressed but are each coming at the problems from very diffe

Bargaining continues at McCain

October 7, 2008
On October 1and 2 your bargaining committee, made up of UFCW negotiator Susan Hart-Kulbaba, executive board membe rGlenn Creasy,  chief steward Johnny Anderson, Eileen Ball, Linda Popien, and Blain Steen had our first meetings with the company to discuss issues you raised at the proposal meetings held just before Labour Day.  We presented quite a large package of proposals as many of you had much to say and the company is going through the document carefully.Talks are just beginning but so far the tone at the bargaining table has been serious but respectful.  There have been good que

Nearly 300 Local 832 members employed at McCain Foods in Carberry will receive wage increases of 7.5 per cent under the terms of their new contract

June 5, 2006
On May 18 and 19, members of UFCW Local 832 employed at McCain Foods in Carberry ratified a new three-year collective agreement by 80 per cent. The three-year agreement sees wage increases of 7.5 per cent. Members will see improvements in vacation entitlements, extended health benefits and severance pay. Members also have better language in their collective agreement regarding layoffs and recall rights, leaves of absence, vacation scheduling and the use of casual employees. "This is a strong contract for the members of McCains.

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