FASD Life's Journey

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.

FASD Life's Journey negotiations update

July 5, 2011
Your negotiations committee met with your employer in negotiations on June 14 and 22, 2011. The parties discussed monetary items during this time. On June 22, 2011 we also invited a representative from Mediation and Conciliation Services to attend as a conciliator in an effort to bring the parties closer together in their monetary talks. The parties have confirmed additional dates for conciliation meetings on July 25 and 28, 2011. The union is cautiously optimistic that we can make additional progress against your monetary priorities during these upcoming talks.

Negotiations update meeting set for FASD Life's Journey

April 18, 2011
Following several negotiations meetings with your employer, the union will be holding a drop-in session to provide you with an update as to progress made in negotiations and to discuss next steps.  The meetings will be held as follows: Date:             Monday, May 2, 2011 Time:             Drop-in Sessions – 8:30 to 10 am & 3 pm to 5 pm Place:             UFCW Training Centre, 880 Portage Avenue *Note - please attend 1 session at your leisure

FASD Life's Journey negotiations update

February 16, 2011
Your negotiations committee consisting of Jim Arnold, Lori Haber and UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Heather Dezan continued meeting with your employer in negotiations on February 8 and 10.  Both parties  met on February 15, 2011 to do research for future negotiations proposals. During this time, additional non-monetary items were agreed.  At this point, a small number of non-monetary items remain outstanding.

Negotiations progress at FASD Life's Journey

January 25, 2011
Negotiations continued with your employer on January 19, 2011, following meetings in December of 2010. During this time, progress persisted with several additional non-monetary items being resolved.  A number of language items remain outstanding as well as all monetary items such as wages, benefits and pension but your negotiations committee remains pleased with the progress to date. The parties will meet again on February 8, 10 and 15, 2011.  The union will inform you of further progress following these meetings.


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