Members at Pembina Co-op ratify a four-year deal

On January 31, UFCW 832’s members at Pembina Consumers Co-op voted yes to their new four-year CBA. 

“Our members on the negotiations committee were challenged in the tough round of bargaining but in the end, they secured a great deal for themselves and their co-workers,” says Joe Carreiro, union negotiator. 

Highlights of the new agreement include:

  • Wage adjustments of 2-14% in year one, and 2% in years two, three and four;
  • Increases from 50¢ to $1 for the Sunday Premium;
  • Staff discounts in store;
  • Added language for vacation scheduling and for ensuring that General Holiday scheduling begins at the bottom of the seniority list. 
  • Lots of language clean up, converting this group’s previous CBA into a Co-op one. 

UFCW 832 has 20 members at the Pembina Consumers Co-op, which is located in Souris and provides a full-service grocery store and liquor vendor to the surrounding area.