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ESIT Members Ratify New 2-Year Deal

June 26, 2019

On June 25, 2019, UFCW Local 832 union members working at ESIT voted 94 per cent in favour of accepting a new two-year collective agreement.

During the life of the agreement, the employees’ wages will go by 3.25 per cent. Another huge benefit in the new contract is that employees will be paid out of any unused sick time at the end of each year. The union bargaining committee was also successful in negotiating improvements to the yearly transportation allowance as well as cleaned up a lot of seniority language contained in the collective agreement....

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Category: ESIT Canada

Tentative Agreement Reached at Heartland Livestock

June 17, 2019

UFCW and Heartland Livestock bargaining committees have reached a tentative deal for a new collective agreement for the members working at the plant.  The union will be scheduling a ratification vote and at that time the details of the new agreement will be reviewed with the members prior to a vote.
Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will advise the members as soon as a date is set.


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Category: Heartland Livestock

Sun Gro Negotiations Set to Start

June 14, 2019

The union and the company bargaining committees will meet on August 20 to begin negotiations towards a new collective agreement for the members working at Sun Gro Horticulture Ltd. Talks will continue on August 21, September 23 and 24. 
Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide an update as to the status of these negotiations after the September 24 meeting. Assisting negotiator Taylor on the union bargaining committee is Tom Biebrich and Brad Keller.

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

Your Maple Leaf Brandon Bargaining Committee

June 12, 2019

Meet your 2019 Maple Leaf Bargaining Committee!


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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Tentative Agreement Reached for members at ESIT Canada.

June 11, 2019

Ratification Vote Session Set for Tuesday, June 25


Please be advised that the ESIT Canada Bargaining Committee comprised of Karen Dietz, Bryce Soulliere and myself are very pleased to inform you that a tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer.

As such, a ratification vote session will be held in order to present you with the tentative...

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Category: ESIT Canada

Union Members at Reh-Fit Say Yes New Agreement

June 11, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at the Manitoba Cardiac Institute (Reh-Fit) Inc. in Winnipeg voted 100 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement.

During the life of the two-year deal, members will see their wages go up by 3.75 per cent. Other monetary increases included a hike in their employer-paid RRSP contributions and employees can now carry over their overtime.

The Reh-Fit takes a unique approach in helping adults learn the strategies to overcome life’s challenges and stay committed to a healthier...

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Category: Reh-Fit Centre

Negotiation Preparations are Well Underway at Maple Leaf

June 7, 2019

Your Maple Leaf Brandon Union Negotiating Committee (see names below) met on Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th to prepare for the upcoming negotiations meeting with the Company.  

Your committee reviewed the submissions received from the ballot box suggestions from the plant and all e-mail submissions.  We will be meeting with the Company’s Negotiating Committee on Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th to exchange proposals.

The Union has an extensive proposal package and we expect the Company will also have lengthy proposals for us to review. 

As we...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Garda Proposal Meetings

June 6, 2019


We have many convenient ways to submit them:

At our Drop-In Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UFCW - 1412 Portage Avenue 

By Telephone Town Hall
Tuesday, June 11, at either 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.


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Category: Garda Security

Dauphin Co-op Negotiations Breakdown

June 4, 2019

After seven days of talks on several issues regarding wages, scheduling and important contract language, negotiations between the parties has hit standstill.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor said, “It is apparent that the Co-op is not serious about reaching a new collective agreement. They are sending a clear message that they are not prepared to offer a fair deal.”

As such, negotiator Taylor has scheduled meetings for July 7 to get together with the members of the Dauphin Co-op to review and vote on the Co-op’s last offer, as well as obtain further input from the members.


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Category: Dauphin Co-operatives Ltd.

Members at Souris Valley Foods Unanimous on Five-Year Deal

May 31, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Souris Valley Foods ratified a new union contract that provides wage increases over the next five years and enhanced benefits.

The new deal guarantees a 12 per cent increase to wages, with the first increase retroactive to January 11, 2019. It also contains improved benefits to dental, bereavement leave, severance pay, and part-time employees can also now opt into the health and welfare plan. The bargaining committee made many enhancements to language regarding adjustment of grievances and conciliation service, disciplines, as well as other sections...

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