Visions of Independence

VOI Members Accept New 2-Year Agreement

October 29, 2018

UFCW Local 832 at Vision of Independence (VOI) ratified a new two-year collective agreement by 85 per cent.

Due to the restrictions caused by the current government’s Wage Enhancement Fund in the non-profit sector, the union bargaining committee had to focus on enhancing various premiums in order to provide financial gains for our members.  Some of these gains include:


VOI Negotiations Productive

August 14, 2018

During the first set of negotiations, the union and Visions of Independence (VOI) bargaining committees were very productive. The parties reached settlements on all non-monetary proposals as well as a few of the monetary items. Talks will continue on September 24.

“I’m pleased with the progress we have made so far,” stated lead union negotiator Martin Trudel. “We will be addressing the remaining monetary proposals with an aim at reaching a deal we can bring back to the membership.”


Proposal Meetings for Visions of Independance

March 26, 2018

Your existing Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on June 30, 2018. We have already begun to prepare for negotiations to bargain a new agreement on your behalf.  Part of the preparation process is to obtain your ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into it.  

As such, we will be hosting proposal meetings for you to attend so we can obtain those ideas from you and use them to draft our official proposals to present to your employer once negotiations begin.

The dates, times and locations of the meetings are as follows:


Tentative deal reached at Vision of Independence

August 15, 2011

Your bargaining committee (UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Susan Hart-Kulbaba, Vince Bell from Portage and Karen Woodiwiss from Winnipeg) was able to come to an agreement with the management committee earlier this week.

Now the tedious but necessary work begins, to craft the legal documents that will make up the tentative agreement. This process can take a little time but the employer and the union are committed to trying to do this as quickly as possible so that we have something solid to present to the membership.


Negotiations update for Visions of Independence members

July 28, 2011
After holding proposal meetings to see what changes you would like to see to your contract we have had two days of bargaining. The tone at the bargaining table was respectful and many of the non-monetary issues have been dealt with.

Negotiations update for Visions of Independence

December 15, 2009
Conciliation is working. The union negotiating committee recently had thier  first meeting with the conciliation officer regarding the monetary issues outstanding at Visions of Independence.  Although we had some interesting discussions the employer seems focused on this point on the wage rates rather than any other monetary ite

Visions of Independence employees join UFCW Local 832

April 2, 2009
On April 2, UFCW Local 832 was certified the official bargaining agent for the employees at Visions of Independence. They operate numerous assisted living homes in Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie. The vote took place in December 2008 but the Manitoba Labour Board postponed counting the ballots until it could determine the scope of the bargaining unit.

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