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VersaCold Dawson negotiations update

June 7, 2011
Your negotiations committee consisting of Dan Nemetchek, Adam Zarillo and UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Heather Dezan met with your employer on June 1, 2011 to exchange proposals. During this meeting your proposals were presented to the employer. The employer also provided us with their proposals. The employer’s opening proposal package included some concessionary items which are of concern to your negotiations committee. We have been able to set additional negotiations dates on June 9, 2011 and June 30, 2011 to begin negotiating non-monetary items.

Negotiating dates pending for Versa Cold Dawson

March 24, 2011
On Monday, March 14, 2011 we held a successful proposal meeting to collect member feedback prior negotiating the renewal of your collective agreement which expires on May 31, 2011.  Your union negotiating committee was appointed and will consist of Adam Zarrillo, Dan Nemetchek and UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Heather Dezan. Heather will be in contact with your employer in the near future with regards to negotiations and she is hopeful that meeting dates will be set shortly.

Versa Cold 'Jarvis' members have proposal meetings, negotiation dates pending

March 9, 2011
On Wednesday, February 9, 2011 we held a successful proposal meeting to collect member feedback prior negotiating the renewal of your collective agreement which expires on April 30, 2011.

More negotiating dates announced for Versa Cold

July 13, 2008
The government conciliation officer was successful in obtaining a proposal from the employer on June 27th which your union committee responded to on June 30th. We received some follow up questions which were answered on July 4th. The conciliation officer will now have additional discussions with theemployer. The conciliation officer has scheduled a meeting with the union negotiating committee for August 14th. He will bring the company’s latest position to that meeting.

Agreement reached at Versa Cold Jarvis

June 11, 2008
Ratification date set. Following the government’s appointment of a conciliation officer to assist with negotiations and your outstanding strike vote, your union negotiating committee met with the conciliation officer. Telephone discussions following that meeting resulted in your Employer tabling a position which resulted in a tentative agreement being reached subject to your ratification. The new collective agreement is being compiled. A ratification meeting is scheduled as follows.

Update to members at Versa Cold Sutherland

June 11, 2008
Employer delaying negotiations. Thank you for your 100% strike vote on April 15th, 2008 and your outstanding support of your negotiating committee. The conciliation officer has not yet been successful in getting the employer to respond to the union’s proposed changes to your collective agreement. During our last conversation with the employer’s legal counsel, the union was told that they were “waiting for instructions from their client”. The Dawson Road collective agreement has been ratified by the union members.

Negotiations update for members at Versa Cold-Dawson.

April 28, 2008
On April 25th, the government conciliation officer requested a meeting with your union negotiating committee.  That meeting is being held on April 29th. Your employer has tabled an offer they want the union membership to vote on by Friday, May 2nd or the offer will be withdrawn.

Letter to members of Versa-Cold Dawson

October 9, 2007
Your Employer has faxed us a final offer which they want the Union membership to vote on. Although it does not cover the mandate you gave us at our last union meeting (September 10th) and the union negotiating committee has told the Employer they will not be recommending the acceptance of the offer, legislation requires the Union bring a final offer to the bargaining unit for a vote.

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