Members at Instabox Ratify New 4-Year Deal

March 12, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members working at Instabox voted in favour of a new 4-year collective agreement.  The new contract covers about 20 members and will expire on December 31, 2021.

“It was a little endeavouring but the committee and the members stayed strong and we succeeded in getting an effective agreement,” stated union negotiator Sonia Taylor.

Highlights of the new deal include:

Instabox Tentative Agreement Reached - Ratification Vote on March 9, 2018

February 26, 2018

A tentative Agreement has been reached.  The Union is recommending this settlement.

Accordingly, we have scheduled a membership meeting to vote on the settlement as follows:

Date: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM

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Please make every effort to attend.  Only those members in attendance will be able to vote. 

Aided Negotiations for Instabox Set for August 21

July 27, 2017

After a few meetings with the company, negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement for members working at Instabox will continue on August 21 with the aide of a conciliation officer.

The union will update the members after the August 21 meeting. Sonia Taylor is leading these negotiations for the union.


Instabox Negotiations Start May 29

May 17, 2017

The union negotiating committee, lead by Sonia Taylor and assisted by Jason Renaud and Brent Kasprick, will meet with the company on May 29 to begin bargaining. The parties have also scheduled June 6 to continue talks.

UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 25 employees at Instabox Winnipeg. Instabox manufactures custom paper boxes and other packaging items.

Union Files Unfair Labour Practice Against Instabox

February 24, 2017

The union has been attempting to schedule a tour of Instabox so that the union negotiator gets a better understanding of the jobs the jobs the members perform. This would enable the union to better represent the interests of its members at the bargaining table. After several attempts and discussions with the employer, this has not happened.

Getting Ready for Instabox Bargaining

October 14, 2016

Local 832 negotiator Sonia Taylor will be heading up the negotiating committee when the union and the company commence bargaining. However, she is already starting her preparation and as such has scheduled a unit meeting for members at Instabox. She is encouraging the Instabox members to review their collective agreement and bring their ideas/suggestions on what they would like to see negotiated into their new contract. The meeting is scheduled for November 2, at 4:30, at the union office.


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