Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre Members Ratify First Agreement of 2020 for UFCW 832

UFCW is pleased to announce the first newly ratified collective bargaining agreement of the year—and the decade—for the members at Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre, who ratified their three-year agreement earlier this week at 100%.

This agreement secures wages increases for its members for the first time in a very long time, with full retro pay.

Other benefits include:

  • Additional vacation time for senior employees
  • Allowing members to move more quickly up the pay scale
  • Opening up bereavement days, so that members do not have to take them consecutively if they don’t want; and
  • Language clean-up.

“Getting these members their first wage increase in years is a great way to start the new year,” Union Negotiator Phil Kraychuk said. “I’m very proud of what we were able to accomplish for our members, and of how well the members advocated for themselves.”

Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to becoming self-sufficient and to continuing cultural, spiritual and educational programming that promotes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of urban Indigenous people. UFCW 832 members work on programs for the Centre that serve Indigenous people who live in and around Portage la Prairie, including events such as Elder dinners.