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Wpg School Division 1 Bus Drivers Delaying Strike Deadline

March 24, 2020

Due to the recent and rapid escalation of Covid-19, UFCW 832 has decided to delay the final vote on March 24 and step back from potential strike action on April 6, 2020.

“Given the stress and uncertainty that everyone is going through right now, we are postponing our strike position and bargaining with Winnipeg School Division 1, until a more appropriate time,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832.

The Union will look at new bargaining dates in the future, when both sides are able to meet.


Winnipeg School Division 1 Bus Drivers Give Unanimous Strike Mandate, UFCW wants parents and students to be ready in case of strike

March 3, 2020

UFCW 832 members at Winnipeg School Division 1 voted 100% in favour of strike action after hearing details of how their employer wants to gut their collective agreement. There were 71 members in attendance at the meeting.


New 4-Year Agreement at Winnipeg School Division (WSD)

November 3, 2015

On November 1, by a vote of 97 per cent, UFCW Local 832 union members who work as bus drivers for the Winnipeg School Division said yes to a new collective agreement.
During the life of the four-year contract, wages for the bus drivers will reach parity to other school bus drivers in the city.
“One of the main reasons for this increase is to bring the bus drivers’ salary in line with the rest of the sector,” said Secretary-Treasurer, Beatrice Bruske.


Winnipeg School Division bus drivers negotiations update

July 21, 2015

Negotiations for a new collective agreement are ongoing. Your union negotiating committee last met with the Winnipeg School Division management committee on July 14, 2015. There are a significant number of proposals that the committees are working through and so far all of the items under discussion are non-monetary.  We will not start dealing with the monetary issues until such time as all non-monetary items are resolved.


First Canada members ratify new deal

August 19, 2012
UFCW Local 832 members working at First Canada ratified a new three-year agreement on Sunday, August 19 by 66 per cent. The members had previously rejected the employers last offer. Some of the members took time during and after the meeting to thank the negotiating committee.

First Canada and Union meet, try to reach tentative deal

August 16, 2012
Talks have been ongoing today after the members turned down the company's offer by 68 per cent on Monday, August 13. Should progress be made, the union will contact the members directly.

First Canada bus drivers reject proposed agreement

August 14, 2012
Winnipeg School Division drivers might not be ready for the start of the school year.
On Monday, August 13, UFCW Local 832 members working for First Canada rejected the employer’s offer by 68 per cent. A number of the long-standing members felt that the new proposed wage structure would have them earning less than in the previous agreement for the same work. The rejection of this offer could cause some concerns for students who are in the Winnipeg School Division as First Canada holds the contract for its bus services. The union has notified the company and the conciliation officer

Strike vote garners improved contract offer for First Canada members

July 12, 2012
On July 10 and 11 the union negotiating team returned to the table with the assistance of a conciliation officer from the Department of Labour. Stan Weber, Regional Vice President also joined the company’s negotiating committee. Your strong rejection vote and strike mandate have produced results.The company has made significant improvements to their last offer, and the union negotiating committee is now in a position to recommend the proposed settlement. We are currently finalizing all proposed changes to the collective agreement, and putting them into a Memorandum of Settlement.

First Canada members turn down company offer

June 26, 2012

Winnipeg School Division drivers vote in favour of strike action.

  On June 25, the First Canada school bus drivers and mechanics voted to reject the company’s offer by 97 per cent, and voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action.

First Canada presents final offer to members

June 15, 2012
On June 14, the union and the company met again at the company’s request. Unfortunately, the company had not changed their offer of May 15, except to call it a “final offer”.

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