Coca-Cola Bottling

New Agreement for Coke Members in Brandon

July 12, 2018

The Coca-Cola UFCW members working at the Brandon plant voted yes, by 92 per cent, to accept a new four-year collective agreement. Their colleagues from the Winnipeg plant had recently ratified their new agreement as well. Included in the new contract:

A total of a 6.25 per cent wage increase for all classifications during the four years
A one-time $400 lump sum payment for all full-time employees
Increase to pension benefits, short-term disability benefits, and footwear allowance
New wording for on-call premium for service technicians.

Coca-Cola Winnipeg Members Quench New Agreement

May 8, 2018

The Coca-Cola UFCW members working at the Winnipeg plant voted yes, by 86 per cent, to accept their new collective agreement. Some of the highlights of the newly ratified contract include:

Coke Winnipeg Members Serve Up a Strike Mandate

March 13, 2018

The union members working at the Coke Winnipeg plant voted 91 per cent in favour of a strike mandate and turned down the company’s latest offer.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel said, “This weighty mandate will be a great help when we resume negotiations with the company for the final bargaining session. It gives the company a clear message that the group is united.”

Conciliation Officer Appointed to Assist with Coke Bargaining

February 12, 2018

After several dates of bargaining, the union and the company are still far apart at the table on some the more significant monetary items regarding the collective agreement for the union members at Coke Winnipeg.

Therefore, negotiations will continue with the assistance of a government-appointed conciliation officer. The mandate of a conciliation officer is to help in reaching terms of a contract that is deemed to be fair and reasonable for both parties.

Members from Coke Brandon Plan for Negotiations

January 17, 2018

The collective agreement for the union members working at the Coca Cola plant in Brandon expires on January 31, 2018. The union has set a proposal meeting for next month for its members working in Brandon. This will give them the opportunity to bring their ideas forward on what changes/improvements they would like to see negotiated into their new contract.

Union Readies for Coke Bargaining

January 9, 2018

UFCW Local 832 is readying for negotiations with Coca Cola, beginning on January 30. As part of the preparation process, lead union negotiator Martin Trudel has scheduled proposal meetings for the members working at the Coke plant in Winnipeg. This will give the union members the opportunity to bring their ideas forward as to what improvements should be negotiated into their new collective agreement.

Stong strike vote at Coke brings company back to the table

May 28, 2013


On Sunday, May 26, UFCW Local 832 members working at the Coca Cola bottling plant in Winnipeg voted 97 per cent in favour of strike action if a deal could not be reached. The members have grown increasingly frustrated with the company delaying negotiations so a strike vote was called. Once the union notified the company of the results the company has agreed to meet on June 10 with a conciliation officer.

Notice to all members at Coca-Cola Winnipeg & Brandon

December 8, 2010
There has been a great deal of activity going on with your pensions.

Coca-Cola members face a walk or work vote Sunday night

June 6, 2009
Members working at Coca-Cola in Winnipeg will have a "Walk or Work" vote Sunday June 7 at the Canad Inn,  Garden City, 2100 McPhillips Street at 7:00p.m. Members will have the opportunity to vote to ratify a new collective agreement or to start preparations for strike action to start at midnight.

Coca-Cola bargaining update

May 28, 2009
Since we received the strike vote the company set dates to come back to the bargaining table and try to get an agreement.  We met to talk about a few non-monetary things and then get down to the serious topic of money on June 3, 4, and 5. DEADLINE APPROACHES I have informed the company that we will either ratify an agreement on Sunday, June 7, 2009 or we will be on strike at midnight that night.  We hope the company comes with a serious offer, but whatever final position they come with we will present it to you that night. MEETING TO BE HELD A meeting


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