Tentative Deal Reached at B & L Homes for Children
The negotiating parties for B & L Homes for Children met with a Labour Board Officer on March 1 in an effort to reach a settlement on the outstanding items.
The union is happy to report that the parties did reach a settlement on a first contract. As such, the union has scheduled ratification votes for March 22 and 25. The details of the new agreement will be discussed with the members prior to the vote taking place.
Union Members from B & L Reject Company Offer
UFCW Local 832 union members working at B & L Homes for Children rejected the company’s contract offer by 100 per cent.
As discussed at the voting sessions, the next step in the negotiations process is to have the union apply to the Manitoba Labour Board and request a government-appointed arbitrator be appointed. This means that the arbitrator would dictate the terms of all outstanding items, if the union and employer cannot reach a settlement through regular bargaining.
The union will keep its members informed as negotiations progress.
B & L Homes for Children Members to Vote on Company Offer
The parties met with a conciliator officer on October 26 in an effort to reach a settlement on a collective agreement.
Conciliator Appointed for B & L Homes Negotiations
The negotiating committees for B & L Homes have met during the months of May, June, August and September. Even though the parties were able to address all of the non-monetary proposals, as well as some monetary items, they were able to come to an agreement on the term of the collective agreement nor the wages and the wage progression method.
Headway Made in B & L Homes for Children Negotiations
Negotiations towards the first collective agreement for Local 832 union members working at B & L Homes for Children is making headway. The bargaining committees met during May, June and August and were able to resolve all of the non-monetary proposals.
The final stage of the negotiations process will begin on September 15, where the union and the company will begin addressing the monetary items—wages, premiums and benefits. The parties have further meetings scheduled for September 26 and 30.