Ukrainian Co-operatives Ltd.

UFCW 832 heads to conciliation with Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

October 29, 2019

Re: Negotiations Continue January 6 to January 8, 2020, with Conciliation Officer

From October 16 to October 18, 2019, we met with the Co-operative to continue negotiations.  Progress has been slow, but we have agreed to the majority of non-monetary items.

Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Negotiations Underway

July 11, 2019

The union and the company met on July 9 and 10 to begin negotiations towards renewing the collective agreement for the members working at the Ukrainian Farmers Co-op. 

The parties did reach deals on some minor non-monetary items and had good discussion on several areas. However, unfortunately, the Co-op has proposed several concessions that would weaken the collective agreement and/or take money out of our members’ pocket. 

Negotiations dates set for members at Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

March 26, 2019

I am pleased to advise you that negotiations with the Co-operative for a new Collective Agreement will be held July 8 to July 10, 2019.  During these meetings, your Negotiating Committee, consisting of Amanda Brown, Tiffany Decock and myself will work towards negotiating improvements to your existing Collective Agreement based on the feedback you provided at the proposal meeting.

Negotiations committee formed for Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

February 6, 2019

On January 27, 2019, the Union held a proposal meeting with members to collect feedback for the upcoming negotiations.  During this meeting, your negotiation committee was elected and will consist of Amanda Brown and Tiffany Decock.  I would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting and to the members who ran for the negotiation committee.

Bargaining Underway at Ukrainian Farmers Co-op

February 9, 2015

On January 30, the union negotiating committee, spearheaded by negotiation Marie Buchan and assisted by Donna Knowles, exchanged proposals and began the negotiations process with the Co-op. 
The parties scheduled additional meeting dates for February 5 and 6, after which the union will update the members of the Co-op as to the status of negotiations.

Dates Set for Ukrainian Farmers Co-op

December 3, 2014

Negotiations for a new contract for the members at Ukrainian Farmers Co-op will soon be underway. The union negotiating committee—spearheaded by Marie Buchan and Donna Knowles—will meet with the Co-op on January 30, 2015. Further talks are scheduled for February 5 and 6.

The union will keep its members at the Co-op updated as negotiations progress.

Ukrainian Co-op members say yes to three-year deal

February 24, 2012

Wages will increase by almost 10 per cent.

On February 23, the union members at Ukrainian Farmers Co-op in Fisher Branch ratified a new 3-year agreement by 83 per cent. Over the life of the new contract, wages will increase between seven and almost 10 per cent for the majority of the employees. The first increment for senior employees is 50 cents per hour, and is retroactive to November 5, 2011. In addition, bereavement leave now contains niece and nephew to the relatives covered for leave with pay. Jury selection is now included in time off with pay for jury or witness leave.

Tentative agreement reached for Ukrainian Farmer's Co-op

February 6, 2012
All outstanding items were resolved at the February 2, negotiations in Winnipeg. Your negotiating committee is recommending acceptance of the tentative agreement. We have scheduled a membership vote as follows: Date:  Thursday. February 23, 2012 Time:  6:30 pm Location:  Fisher Branch Community Centre Following a presentation on all of the proposed language and monetary changes to your collective agreement and after your questions have been answered, you will be asked to vote by secret ballot.

Meeting tonight for Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Postponed

December 14, 2011
Due to road conditions, the meeting that was to be held tonight for the members at the Ukrainian Farmers Co-op has been cancelled. Once a new date has been selected, members will be notified. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Negotiations begin at Ukrainian Farmers co-op, employer's offer is unacceptable

December 2, 2011
On November 30,  and December 1,  your union negotiating committee (Josiah Bilinski, Donna Knowles and I) met with your employer to begin negotiations for a new collective agreement. The meetings were held in Winnipeg, and the Co-operative was represented by Jim Cruikshank, Bob Schreyer, John Rudyk, with Scott Newell (Labour Relations Director from Saskatoon) as spokesperson. We resolved most non-monetary issues on the first day, and began monetary discussions on the second day. Unfortunately, we were not able to reach agreement on several items, including wages.

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