Members at Instabox Ratify New 4-Year Deal

March 12, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members working at Instabox voted in favour of a new 4-year collective agreement.  The new contract covers about 20 members and will expire on December 31, 2021.

“It was a little endeavouring but the committee and the members stayed strong and we succeeded in getting an effective agreement,” stated union negotiator Sonia Taylor.

Highlights of the new deal include:

  • Wage increases totaling 6.3%, with first increment retro active to January 1, 2017;
  • Increase reimbursement to safety footwear and head band earmuffs;
  • Hike to evening shift premium;
  • Full-time employees receive 8 hours pay for each general holiday;
  • Management now excluded from bargaining unit vacation scheduling;
  • Employees have option of taking vacation or unpaid LOA for Christmas shutdown; and
  • New WCB language.

Instabox Winnipeg Ltd. is a manufacturer of corrugated cardboard boxes based in Winnipeg Manitoba.  Our members work in the production of boxes, as well as in the shipping/receiving and maintenance departments.


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