Town of Virden

Town of Virden workers ratify new agreement

November 3, 2011

UFCW Local 832 members will see a strong wage increases over three years.

The UFCW Local 832 members working for the Town of Virden ratified a new three-year collective agreement on November 2, 2011 by 89 per cent. The 25 plus members working as heavy equipment and waterworks operators, recreation technicians, lifeguards, general labourers and others received increases retroactive to June 1 of between six to 18 per cent, depending on their classification and certification.

Town of Virden negotiations update

June 22, 2011

Negotiations continue to progress More dates set for August 22 and 25.

Negotiations continued with the employer on June 14. We have resolved most of the contract language proposals, including Joint Labour Management meetings, job postings, and health and safety,  and have begun monetary discussions. Due to the employer’s schedule and my short term medical leave, we are not able to resume negotiations until August 22 and 25. The employer has committed to retroactive pay however.

Town of Virden negotiations progressing

June 7, 2011
We have had three evenings of negotiations with your employer on May 9, 19 and 26 2011.  Rhonda Stewart, Terry Johnson and Jeff McConnell are representing the employer at the bargaining table.

Negotiation dates set for Town of Virden

April 21, 2011
Your employer was not available to meet on any of the 11 days we proposed during the month of April to begin negotiations (your contract expires on May 31).  The earliest dates we could secure were May 9, 19, 26 in the evenings. The union’s negotiating committee, Dalwyn Nolan, Ingrid Wilkinson and UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Michelle Masserey will be meeting with the employer’s committee on those days.

Negotiations Update for Town of Virden Members

September 28, 2007
Negotiations held on September 25th and 26th failed to result in a tentative agreement being reached. Another evening of negotiations with the Employer is scheduled for October 9th.
If No Agreement Reached October 9th
Our goal is to reach a negotiated agreement.

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