Brandon Community Options

BCO Members Support New Agreement

April 26, 2018

On April 23, the UFCW members working at the Brandon Community Options (BCO) ratified their new collective agreement by 100 per cent.

It is a 2-year contract, which is in line with all the other non-profit agencies in the Province. The main reason for going with a short-term contract is due to the uncertainty of the affects of Bill 28. The members at BCO did receive an increase to their sick leave and bereavement, as well as a new vacation scheduling timeline.

Proposals Meetings Scheduled for BCO Members

January 16, 2018

The existing collective agreement for the members at Brandon Community Options (BCO) expires on March 31, 2018. The union has already begun to prepare for negotiations, and part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the members about what improvements should be negotiated into the new collective agreement.

As such, head union negotiator Martin Trudel has scheduled proposal meetings so that the members from BCO can bring their ideas forward. Negotiator Trudel will keep the members up-to-date as the negotiations process moves along.

BCO Members Vote for Strike Action

August 12, 2015

On August 10, UFCW Local 832 members working at Brandon Community Options (BCO) voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel stated, “The fact that we got such an exceptionally strong strike vote will allow us to be in a much better position to lobby the government in an attempt to make positive changes to the current funding process. The obvious focus being on wage increases for all employees.”

Brandon Community Options negotiations continue

June 22, 2011
Talks are set to resume on July 25 for a new collective agreement for the members working at Brandon Community Options(BCO). The first round of negotiations took place on May 11 and a lot has been accomplished. BCO is still waiting to hear from the province regarding their funding. Unfortunately, due to a postal lock-out, a bargaining update could not be sent out to members. After the next round of bargaining an update will be posted online and mailed out if the Canada Post lock-out is over.

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