McKenzie Seeds

New Deals For Office and Production at McKenzie Seeds

August 17, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members working at McKenzie Seeds in the office and in production voted “YES” for a new four-year collective agreement.

The OFFICE workers ratified their new deal by 100 per cent. During the life of this agreement, the office workers will see their wages increase by eight per cent. Also, their dental contributions increased by 2¢ an hour more.

The PRODUCTION workers ratified their new collective agreement by 83 per cent. The production workers will see their wages increase by 8.5 per cent over the four years.


New Deal Reached at McKenzie Seeds

August 15, 2016

UFCW and McKenzie Seeds reached a tentative deal on a new 3-year collective agreement. This is the first agreement that encompasses both the production and office workers at the plant in Brandon.

The Local has set ratification votes for September 8. At the meeting, the union negotiating committee will provide the details of the settlement prior to the vote.


Union Sets Proposal Meetings for McKenzie Seeds Members

February 19, 2016

With the collective bargaining agreements for McKenzie Seeds plant and office members expiring on April 7, the union has begun its preparations for the negotiations processes.

Phil Kraychuk, union negotiator for UFCW Local 832, will head up the bargaining committee and as such has scheduled proposal meetings on March 1 for the plant and office workers. This will give the members a chance to bring forward their ideas on what changes and improvements they wish to have negotiated into their new contract.


McKenzie Seeds and union working for common ground on new CBA

November 23, 2012
After the company was sold earlier this year, negotiations were put on hold until the new company could deal with the sale. On November 21 both sides met, while new president, Michael Pietrasiewicz, McKenzie Seeds new president, participated via telephone.

Ratification date set for McKenzie Seeds Members

June 10, 2010
Vote set for June 21. The union is pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your collective agreement.  All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on June 3 & 4, 2010.   The new agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language. RATIFICATION VOTE The following ratification vote has been scheduled for you to vote on this agreement. The date, time and location of the ratification vote will be as fo

Negotiations dates set for McKenzie Seeds

May 13, 2010
Dates set after meeting with conciliation officer. Following the appointment of a conciliation officer by Conciliation and Medication Services of the Department of Labour and Immigration with the Manitoba Government on April 19, 2010, we have successfully been able to set dates to continue negotiations with your employer.

Concilliation officer appointed for negotiations at McKenzie Seeds

April 20, 2010
Important proposal remain outstanding. Negotiations for a new collective agreement with McKenzie Seeds began on March 2 and 3, 2010.  As we have had difficulty setting additional dates with your employer since then, we have applied to have a conciliation officer Appointed to assist in obtaining a collective agreement with McKenzie Seeds.  A conciliation officer was appointed on April 19, 2010 by Conciliation and Medication Services of the Department of Labour and Immigration with the Manitoba Government. A number of important proposals remain outstanding includi

Status meeting set for McKenzie Seeds negotiations

December 15, 2009
Meeting set for January 5. Negotiations for a new collective agreement with McKenzie Seeds have been scheduled for March 2 and 3, 2010.  Your bargaining committee tried to obtain earlier dates; however, was unable to do so due to scheduling constraints on the part of the part

Notice to all McKenzie Seeds "Production Members"

September 5, 2008
Employer Proposed Change to Survivor Income Benefit Withdrawn The company has, via e-mail on September 3, 2008, withdrawn its proposal to make changes to the Survivor Income Benefit. They have decided to defer any potential changes. Employer Proposes Change To Overtime Language RecommendedMembership Meetings Friday, September 19, 2008 During discussions with your employer in regards to a grievance, it became apparent that the language in the collective agreement in regards to overtime is difficult to administer.

Notice to all Mackenzie Seeds Office workers.

September 4, 2008
The company has, via e-mail on September 3, 2008, withdrawn its proposal to make changes to the Survivor Income Benefit. They have decided to defer any potential changes. As such the membership meeting tentatively scheduled for September has been cancelled. Thank you for your participation in the discussions. The membership meeting for gathering proposed changes to your collective agreement, which expires on July of 2009, will likely be held in April or May of 2009. We will ensure that the benefit improvements you want are part of those proposals.

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