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Souris Valley Foods Negotiations Set to Begin

February 19, 2019

The union and the company will meet on February 28, 2019, to begin bargaining towards a new collective agreement for the members working at the Souris Valley Foods.

Sonia Taylor will lead negotiations for the union and will be assisted by member Noralyn Graham. Members can watch for an update on the status of their negotiations after the February 28 meeting.

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Category: Souris Valley Foods

NPF CFB Shilo Negotiations Launch on April 15

February 19, 2019

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor is pleased to announce that negotiations towards a new Collective Agreement for the members working at CFB Shilo will start on April 15 and continue through to April 18, 2019.

At the April 15 meeting, the parties will exchange proposals and begin talks. Following the April 18 meeting, negotiator Taylor will provide an update as to the status of these negotiations.

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Category: N.P.F. Shilo

Negotiations committee formed for Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

February 6, 2019

On January 27, 2019, the Union held a proposal meeting with members to collect feedback for the upcoming negotiations.  During this meeting, your negotiation committee was elected and will consist of Amanda Brown and Tiffany Decock.  I would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting and to the members who ran for the negotiation committee.

Union negotiator, Sonia Taylor will be getting together with your committee in the near future to finalize the proposals.  Once this is complete, it is our intention to meet with the Co-operative and start negotiations.  I will let you know...

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Category: Ukrainian Co-operatives Ltd.

First Contract for Viterra Members Lingering

January 28, 2019

The negotiating committees for Viterra and the union met again on January 21 and 22. There was some good discussion on a few topics, which the committees agreed on, however, the parties vastly differ on what should be included in the collective agreement.

Union executive assistant to the president Blake Crothers said, “I sympathize with the members as they feel bargaining is lingering. But, I’d like to assure them that negotiating a first contract usually does take longer than renewing an established collective agreement.”

The union is hopeful that during the next bargaining...

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IMI Members Unanimously Approve New 3-Year Contract

January 18, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Intergrated Messaging Inc (IMI) voted 100 per cent in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

During the life of this contract, the approximate 20 union members working at the call centre will see their wages rise by $2 an hour. The new agreement also contains more sick time, more vacation time and additional premiums pay.

Union negotiator Phil Kraychuk said, “It’s a very good agreement, which the bargaining committee had recommended acceptance of to the members. It...

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Category: Integrated Messaging

Dauphin Co-op Negotiations Start Up In March

January 15, 2019

Negotiation talks originally scheduled to begin in October 2018, will take place from March 19 to 22, 2019. Unfortunately, due to the Saskatoon Co-operative strike, which is still ongoing, negotiations were stalled.

Lead union negotiator Sonia Taylor is eager to start bargaining towards a new collective agreement for the UFCW members working at the Dauphin Co-op.

Negotiator Taylor said, “I appreciate the members’ patience and understanding. Following these bargaining sessions, I will provide an update as to the status of these negotiations.”

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Members at Westburne Cast Light on a New Deal

January 9, 2019

In December 2018, the negotiating committees reached a tentative deal for the renewal of a new collective agreement for the union members working at Westburne Electric Supply. Last week, the UFCW Local 832 union members working at Westburne voted 92 per cent in favour of accepting the new 5-year deal.

Even though the current collective agreement does not expire until April 21, 2019, the company came to the bargaining table eager to get a deal done before the end of...

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Category: Westburne Industrial Enterprises


Stella’s Sherbrook votes YES to union!

December 21, 2018

On Friday, December 21, 2018, workers at the Stella's Sherbrook location voted yes to joining UFCW Local 832.

“We’re glad our new members at the Sherbrook location were able to carry yesterday’s momentum forward,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “We congratulate all of the hard work and effort these members have put in over the last few weeks, and we look forward to sitting down with everyone in the new year to start the process of building a better Stella's.”

There are 68 new members at the Stella's Sherbrook location that are joining the union along with the...

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UFCW Local 832 welcomes Stellas employees to the union

December 20, 2018

On Thursday, December 20, 2018, voting took place for the employees of Stellas at the Osborne location. UFCW Local 832 is proud to announce that the workers at Stellas Osborne have voted yes in an overwhelming result of 86% to join UFCW Local 832.

“The credit for this organizing drive goes entirely to the employees at Stellas, and those who started the Not My Stellas campaign. It takes great courage to stand up to your employer and to call out inappropriate behaviour in the workplace, the strength these workers have shown is extraordinary,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local...

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New deal for members at AVIS Budget Rental Car

December 14, 2018

On Friday, December 14, the members at AVIS Budget Rental Car ratified a new three-year deal by 93% with improvements to many areas of the collective agreement. 

Minimum wage gap will now have 10¢ spread between rates on the wage scales. Members on the current wage scales will have wages increases from 50¢ to 80¢ retroactive to May 1, 2018, and overscaled employees will have 8.75% wage increases during the three years retroactive to May 1, 2018. 

The new deal includes lump-sum payments of $150.00 for service agents and $400.00 for Rental and Rover agents. The new deal also...

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Category: Avis & Budget Rent-A-Car


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