Epic Opportunities

Agreement reached at Epic Opportunities

July 19, 2017

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the employer on the renewal of a new collective agreement for the members working at Epic Opportunities.

The parties are presently finalizing the tentative settlement and once that is done the union will arrange for a ratification vote.

Epic Opportunities Negotiations Challenging

July 10, 2017

The union negotiating committee met again with the Epic Opportunities committee on May 30 and June 8. During these meetings, the employer provided the union with a response to all outstanding items. Unfortunately, talks between the parties remain challenging due to the lack of funding from the Government.

The parties are in the process of finding more dates to continue negotiations and the union will continue to update the members as progress is made.

More Dates Set of Epic Negotiations

May 17, 2017

Bargaining towards a new collective agreement for the members working at Epic Opportunities is set to continue on May 30, with another meeting date set for June 8.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide an update after the next round of negotiations.

UFCW Local 832 and Epic Opportunities Start Negotiations

March 2, 2017

On February 24, the union negotiating committee—negotiator Sonia Taylor, Richard Charpentier (Portage-75), and Amy Cranford (Portage-71)—exchanged proposals with the Epic Opportunities negotiating committee and began bargaining.

The parties did agree on several of the non-monetary items.  However, after much discussion on the proposed restructuring of the organization and projected changes to the Health and Welfare Benefit plan no further dates have been set.

Epic Opportunities Bargaining to Begin

January 23, 2017

The union bargaining committee, led by union negotiator Sonia Taylor and assisted by members Margaret Coleski (Goulet - 61), Richard Charpentier (Portage - 75) and Amy Cranford (Portage - 71) will commence negotiations with Epic Opportunities towards the renewal of a new collective agreement.

The parties will begin talks on February 23, with further meetings set for February 27 and 28. Following the February 28 meeting, negotiator Taylor we will provide the members with an update as to the status of their negotiations.

Preparing for an Epic Agreement

November 2, 2016

Sonia Taylor, UFCW Local 832 union negotiator, has scheduled a proposals meet for members from Epic Opportunities for November 30. This gives the members the opportunity to bring forward their ideas on what improvements and/or changes they would like to see negotiated into their new collective agreement.

The existing agreement expires on December 31.

Epic Opportunities Members Hoping for New Contract

February 6, 2015 to February 9, 2015

The negotiating committees for the union and Epic Opportunities will meet on February 23 to begin bargaining for the renewal of a collective agreement for the members working at Epic Opportunities. The union committee consists of head negotiator Sonia Taylor, Margaret Coleski (Goulet), Summer Sierks (Cavalier) and Amy Cranford(Portage).  Following the February 23 meeting, the union will provide the members with an update on the status ofnegotiations.

Nothing Epic at bargaining table

May 31, 2013

The bargaining committee for Epic Opportunities met with the employer on May 27 to continue negotiations. At this meeting the employer shared some financial information with the committee and discussed funding history and management efforts to reduce costs and the importance of recruiting and retaining DSW staff.

Epic Opportunities negotiations to begin in the New Year

December 28, 2012
The union has finally secured dates from the employer to begin negotiations toward the renewal of the collective agreement for the members working at Epic Opportunities Inc. The parties are set to meet on February 6. As in the past, Roger Dheilly (labour relations consultant) will be the lead negotiator for the employer’s team. The union committee consists of Margaret Coleski, Dani Scott, Sara Goodwin and Michelle Masserey. Although the contract expires on December 31, it remains in place until a new one is negotiated.

Tentative deal for members at Epic Opportunities

April 5, 2011
Good News - Tentative Agreement Reached Your negotiating committee, Fred Ali, Danielle Scott and UFCW Local 832 negotiator Michelle Masserey are pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your employer on the renewal of your collective agreement.


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