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Agropur Deal Almost Went Sour

February 15, 2018

Agropur produces Lucerne milk and cream for Safeway, Sobeys and Tim Hortons. UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 40 members work in every aspect of the production, from filling milk jugs, to pasteurizing milk, and even collect milk from the dairy farmers.

The union and the company met in March 2017 to begin bargaining towards a new collective agreement, with more meetings held in May. After a few good meetings, talks started to sour. However, the parties resumed negotiations in September with the assistance of a government-appointed conciliator.

After narrowly avoiding a...

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Category: Agropur

Conciliation Officer Appointed to Assist with Coke Bargaining

February 12, 2018

After several dates of bargaining, the union and the company are still far apart at the table on some the more significant monetary items regarding the collective agreement for the union members at Coke Winnipeg.

Therefore, negotiations will continue with the assistance of a government-appointed conciliation officer. The mandate of a conciliation officer is to help in reaching terms of a contract that is deemed to be fair and reasonable for both parties.

Following the conciliation date, union negotiator Martin Trudel will update the members of Coke Winnipeg as to the state of...

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling

Red River Co-op Negotiations Reaching a Critical Stage

February 9, 2018

Up to February 9, the management and the union bargaining committee have spent seven days at the bargaining table since the end of December. The committees have done significant work in resolving many of the non-monetary issues and are now beginning to address monetary issues, including all wage, benefit, vacation, general holiday pay and premium issues.

The company indicated to the union that their current cost structure is not sustainable, and as a result they tabled significant concessions. The union requested specific financial details from the management team, and that...

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Category: Red River Co-op

Safeway Bargaining - video update

February 8, 2018

Yesterday your union broke off talks with the Safeway (owned by Sobeys West Inc.). We sat down hoping to push towards a fair contract, but the company stated loud and clear, they are only interested in gutting your collective agreement. 

Check out the latest video update from President, Jeff Traeger.

View on Vimeo - Safeway Bargaining Update, February 8, 2018...

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Category: Sobey's

Negotiations at Faroex Continue February 20

February 8, 2018

The union negotiating committee, comprised of Jeff Lukasik, Jeanne Murray, Sandra Vowles and lead by negotiator Debra Malmquist, met with Faroex during the week of January 23 to begin bargaining for a new collective agreement.

During this set of talks, the parties were able to agree on all non-monetary proposals. Negotiations will continue on February 20, with further dates set in March. Negotiator Malmquist will provide the members at Faroex with additional updates as their negotiations progress.  

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Category: Faroex Ltd.

IKWE Collective Agreement Up for Negotiations

February 8, 2018

The existing collective agreement for the union members at Ikwe-Widdiitiwin (IKWE) expires on March 31, 2018. IKWE is a crisis shelter for Aboriginal women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence situations.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will head up these negotiations and the union has already begun to prepare for bargaining. As part of these preparations, negotiator Taylor has scheduled a proposals meeting for the members at IKWE. This will give them a chance to bring any suggestions forward as to what changes they would like to see negotiatied into their new collective...

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Category: Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin

Gillam Co-op Negotiations Delayed

February 8, 2018

Due to a scheduling conflict, negotiations previously scheduled with the Co-operative for January 30, 31, February 1 will now be held on April 24, 25 and 26.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide a further update after the first session of negotiations.

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Category: Gilliam Co-op

Sobeys talks break down, union to push for a strike mandate

February 7, 2018

It is with great frustration that we have to announce we've broken off talks with the company. We sat down this morning hoping to get answers and to push towards a fair contract, but the company stated loud and clear, they are only interested in gutting your collective agreement.
They then resorted to the same bullying and intimidation tactics used in B.C., stating that they will be closing stores in Manitoba, but how many will depend on how much we agree to their terms.
This is bargaining with a gun to your head, and bullying tactics aren't acceptable by any...

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Category: Sobey's

Safeway Negotiations Update - February 6, 2018

February 6, 2018

At 10 am this morning (Tuesday, February 6, 2018), we resumed negotiations with Safeway after a three-week delay.

The company is still seeking major concessions. We spent most of the morning going into detail, and we raised many questions about the need for these concessions.

We broke for the day at noon, and we will be reconvening tomorrow morning at 10 am when we hope the company returns with some answers to our questions.

We will provide another update later this week.



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Category: Sobey's

Bargaining Delayed at Lorette Marketplace

January 31, 2018

Due to a scheduling conflict, negotiations previously scheduled for Lorette Marketplace for the beginning of February will now be held on February 27, 28 & March 1, 2018.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will keep the members at the Lorette Marketplace updated as their negotiations progress.

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Category: Lorette Marketplace


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