Coca-Cola Bottling

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

Members at Coke vote infavour of strike action.

May 24, 2009
On May 24, UFCW Local 832 members working at Coca-Cola met at the Canad Inn on McPhillips street Sunday night and voted down the company's offer and then gave the bargaining committee a 98% strike mandate. Negotiations are set to resume on June 3 through to the 5th and a follow up meeting will be held after those negotiations. "It will be a walk or work vote" stated UFCW Local 832 negotiator Susan Hart-Kulbaba to the members.

Strike vote called for Coca-Cola Winnipeg

May 15, 2009
To date there has been eight days of bargaining.  There have been many issues discussed but there is much progress to be made.  The company continues to demand concessions at the table and although they have moved off some of them we have been told that the company may or may not address some of your concerns in a monetary package. Additional bargaining dates of June 3, 4 and 5 have been scheduled.  A membership meeting has been scheduled prior to that date as follows: DATE:            SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009 TIME:             7 P.M. PLACE:          CANADINN GARDEN

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