SYSCO Food Services

Sysco Warehouse Members to Prepare for Negotiations

September 27, 2017

The existing collective agreement for UFCW members working at the Sysco warehouse in Winnipeg expires on December 29, and the union has already begun to prepare for the bargaining of a new agreement.

Part of the preparation, is to obtain ideas on what improvements the members would like to see negotiated into their new contract. As such, union negotiator Blake Crothers has scheduled proposals meetings for October 22 to give the members a chance to bring their ideas forward.

Local 832 represents over 100 warehouse workers at Sysco.


Tentative agreement reached at Sysco Warehouse

March 4, 2013 to March 21, 2013

At negotiation talks during the week of February 25, the negotiating committees from Sysco Warehouse and UFCW Local 832 reached a tentative agreement for the members working at the plant in Winnipeg. The new agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language.


Agreement reached for Sysco Warehouse members

March 11, 2013 to March 14, 2013

A tentative agreement was reached with Sysco for the warehouse members.  All outstanding issues were resolved between the parties in negotiations that took place between February 25th & 28th, 2013.  The new agreement provides for reasonable improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language.

Ratification vote set
The following Ratification Vote has now been scheduled for you to vote on this Agreement.  The date, time and location of the ratification vote will be as follows:


Negotiations continue with Sysco warehouse

January 21, 2013

The bargaining committees for the union and for Sysco warehouse continued with meetings on January 16, 17 and 18. During these meetings, the parties continued discussing monetary proposals, which include wages, pension and benefits.

The committees did make some progress against these issues and the union bargaining committee is hopeful that more time at the table will bring even further progress. More talks between the parties are scheduled for February 19. Members working at Sysco warehouse should check their mail for further updates after the February 19 meeting.


Sysco Inventory Control negotiations continue to make progress

December 20, 2012
On December 17, the union negotiating committee consisting of John Truijen and Heather Dezan met with the company to discuss non-monetary items. The parties successfully resolved all outstanding non-monetary items for the Inventory Control members at Sysco. Negotiations continued the next day and also met with the Warehouse group to discuss proposals on benefits and pension. The purpose being to make sure each party understands one another’s proposals on these issues. The parties have more dates in January and February to continue talks.

Negotiations date set for Sysco Inventory Control members

November 30, 2012
During the week of November 26, 2012 the union negotiating committee for the inventory control members met with SYSCO management to begin negotiations. Both sides have agreed to resume talks on December 17, 2012 when they will begin on non-monetary items. The parties will then work on benefits, pension issues. Members are encouraged to check the website after the next set of talks as an update will be provided.

Sysco warehouse members complete proposal meetings, elect negotiating committee.

May 18, 2012
On May 15, the union held two successful proposal meetings with members to collect feedback for upcoming negotiations. During these meetings, your negotiations committee was selected and will consist of  Sandy Barylski, Albert Duhamel and Jason Jansen.  UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Heather Dezan would like to thank everyone who attended the proposal meetings and all those who ran for the negotiations committee. Heather will be getting together with your negotiations committee in the near future to finalize the proposals.

Sysco inventory control members prepare for negotiations.

May 18, 2012
On May 12, the union held a successful proposal meeting with members to collect feedback for upcoming negotiations. During this meeting, your negotiations committee was appointed and will consist of John Truijen and UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Heather Dezan. The negotiating committee would like to thank everyone who attended the proposal meetings for their input. Heather will be getting together with your negotiations committee in the near future to finalize the proposals. Once this is complete, it is their intention to meet with your employer and open negotiations.

Sysco members ratify new agreement.

April 29, 2008
A new five-year collective agreement was ratified by UFCW members from Sysco Warehouse on April 29 by 78 per cent. During the life of this contract, employees will receive scheduled across the board wages increases totally $2.65 an hour. The first pay hike of 50¢ an hour was retroactive to March 30 and should have been received on the May 10 paycheque. Employees are encouraged to double-check their pay stub to ensure they were paid correctly. Vacation language was upgraded in that union members are now eligible for five weeks of vacation after 15 years of continuous service.

Negotiations have started at SYSCO

January 17, 2008
Your negotiations committee comprised of Todd Jowett, Sandy Barylski, Barry Ambroseychuk, Mike Howden and UFCW negotiator Bea Bruske met with your employer for three days during the week of January 14. Your employer tabled a number of proposals. A number of minor non-monetary issues were resolved. The parties spent time discussing a number of significant issues including overtime, job posting and seniority provisions, and vacation selection. At this time a significant amount of proposals remain outstanding, including all monetary related proposals.

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