FASD Life's Journey

Negotiations Start December 18 for FASD – Office Workers

November 27, 2017

The union negotiating committee, consisting of lead negotiator Martin Trudel, Jamie Krysowaty, and Nichola Mitchell will begin bargaining with the company on December 18, 2017.

Negotiator Trudel will provide an update on the status of negotiations following the December 18 meeting.

FASD Bargaining Rescheduled

October 4, 2017

The union negotiating committee was set to resume bargaining on September 22, however due to an extensive review of the current benefit plan for the members at FASD, negotiations will now continue on October 27.

More Dates Set for FASD Negotiations

May 30, 2017

The negotiating committees for FASD Life’s Journey have set further bargaining dates for July 27 and 28. Following the completion of these bargaining dates, the union will provided with an update on the state of the negotiations process.

Negotiations Continuing at FASD Life’s Journey

May 16, 2017

The bargaining committees met on May 12, and the parties were able to agree on most of the non-monetary proposals. Further negotiation dates have been set for May 25 and 26, at which time the committees will begin to address the monetary issues.

“With the introduction of Bill 28” union negotiator Martin Trudel stated, “Even though we are still not sure if this sector will be affected, it is more important than ever to have the support of the membership in order to apply pressure on the provincial government.”

Bargaining Continues at FASD Life’s Journey

March 21, 2017

The union negotiating committee, comprised of Jason Appasamy, James Arnold, Shawn McCartney, Michelle Friesen and union negotiator Martin Trudel, met with the employer on March 9 and 20. ‎During these two days, the parties did address most of the non-monetary matters.

The committees have been scheduled May 5 and 17 to continue bargaining and the union committee is hoping to complete the remaining non-monetary matters before beginning to address the monetary ones.

More Dates Set for FASD Bargaining

February 24, 2017

During the last bargaining session on February 3, 9 and 10, the union and the company did address some of the non-monetary items. The parties have scheduled more dates and will continue negotiations on March 9, with a further date set for March 20.
Following the completion of the March 20 meeting, union negotiator Martin Trudel with provide the members with an update as to the status of their negotiations.


FASD Life’s Journey Negotiations Commencing in February

January 10, 2017

The union negotiating committee, comprising of head negotiator Martin Trudel, Jason Appasamy, James Arnold and Shawn McCartney, will meet with the company on February 3 to exchange proposals and commence bargaining. The parties will continue talks on February 9 and 10 in an effort to reach a new tentative collective agreement for the members working at FASD.

UFCW will update the membership after the February 10 meeting as to the state of the negotiations process. 

FASD Negotiations Progressing

January 25, 2016

Debra Malmquist, legal counselor and union negotiator, said she is pleased with the positive progress the bargaining committees have made in negotiations towards the renewal of the FASD Life’s Journey (office workers) collective agreement.

The parties have further dates scheduled for January 26 and 28, and February 24 and 26, as well as March 9 and 11. During these meetings, the negotiating committees will continue to bargain with intentions of reaching a fair agreement.

Talks at FASD Resume

August 17, 2015

Talks at FASD Life’s Journey resume this week on August 18 with additional bargaining dates set for September 2 and 3.
Union negotiator Martin Trudel, assisted by James Arnold, Jason Appasamy and Shawn McCartney, will address the remaining non-monetaryproposals and focus on the monetary ones in an effort to reach a new deal with the employer.

Tentative agreement reached at FASD Life's Journey. Ratification vote set.

October 11, 2011
The union is pleased to advise that all outstanding issues between the parties were resolved during negotiations that took place on October 7, 2011.


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