Integrated Messaging

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.

Proposal Meetings set for Integrated Messaging

August 7, 2018

The Collective Bargaining Agreement for Integrated Messaging expires on December 31, 2018.

Your union has already begun to prepare for negotiations, but we need proposals and your ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into your next collective agreement. To discuss your proposed ideas, we will be hosting proposal meetings, where you can submit and discuss your ideas. We will use your ideas to draft our official proposals to present to your employer.


Company Presents Final Offer to IMI Members

February 11, 2016

On February 5, Integrated Messaging Inc (IMI) presented the Local’s negotiating committee with a final offer settlement on the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement that covers the union members working there. Given that this is a final offer, the union is legally obligated to present the final offer to its members for a vote.

As such, the union has scheduled a ratification votes for members working at IMI for February 24. 

IMI Proposal Meeting Set

June 26, 2015

The existing collective bargaining agreement for the union members working at Integrated Messaging Inc (IMI) expired on June 17,2011. Under the agreement, if neither party formally requests its desire to commence bargaining towards a new collective agreement during the open period, the existing collective agreement continues to preside.

IMI has now officially requested to initiate negotiations and, as such, UFCW Local 832 is now taking steps to prepare for that process. 

IMI negotiations finally continue

June 21, 2010
Union awaits response from company. Negotiations for a new agreement finally continued on June 21, 2010. The company and the union committees met with the provincially appointed conciliation officer to resume negotiations. The company’s committee now consists of Alain Meilleur and Paulo Faria.

Negotiations stall at IMI

January 12, 2010
Concilliation offcier appointed. Negotiations for a new collective agreement continue to be stalled.   Recent management changes, as well as issues between the union and the company that are not directly related to the existing employees, which are currently pending at the Manitoba Labour Board, have stalled negotiations. In an effort to get things back on track, your union negotiating committee applied to the Minister of Labour to have a conciliation officer appointed to assist the parties in reaching an agreement.  As there is also likely to be a change to the compa

IMI Shop stewards meet to discuss bargaining

June 25, 2009
On Thursday, June 25 the shop stewards met with union negotiator Beatrice Bruskeand representative Darcel Lecocq on the status of their negotiations. Beatrice discussed the June 16 bargaining update in more detail to the stewards and went through the company's initial proposals.  Talks are set to resume on July 21 to 23 and August 10 to 12. Updates will be available after each bargaining session.

IMI bargaining update.

June 16, 2009
Dates moved due to illness.

Negotiations update for Integrated Messaging

May 5, 2009
The parties met via telephone conference on Friday, May 1, to exchange proposals in anticipation of negotiations.  Meeting dates to start negotiations were originally scheduled for May 11, 12 and 13.  Subsequent to the proposal exchange, the employer contacted us to advise us that they were now no longer available to meet on May 11, 12 and 13 and new bargaining dates have been scheduled for June 15, 16 and 17. The employer’s proposal consisted primarily of wording changes to the current collective agreement including changes to benefits, sick time and a process of how wage increases w

Negotiations for election committee at IMI fast approaching.

April 15, 2009
Negotiations for a new collective agreement will be underway shortly.  Your collective agreement provides for two employees to sit on the bargaining committee to represent the union members.  As we have the Customer Service Department and the Operations Department, we need to have one person from each department to represent the issues of the members from those departments. At the recent proposal meeting we asked for volunteers for individuals who are interested in sitting on the negotiating committee.

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