Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Man. – November 26, 2020 – UFCW Local 832 members working at Visions of Independence have achieved a new union contract that provides an improved retirement plan, increased bereavement leave, and more.
The new collective agreement was recently ratified by mail-in ballot through a series of town hall meetings.
“I’m proud of the new agreement that our bargaining team was able to reach with the employer,” says UFCW 832 Union Negotiator Phil Kraychuk. “This pandemic has proven to be difficult in many ways, and reaching a fair agreement is a huge accomplishment,” he adds.
The new agreement brings:
- A contract language cleanup that clarifies the issue of weather closures;
- The removal of a $500 cap on the registered retirement savings plan (RRSP);
- Members can bank their statutory holiday time when they work a stat holiday;
- More bereavement leave inclusions for members of the bargaining unit.
UFCW Local 832 members work in the day programs and group homes provided by Visions of Independence, offering support to individuals in their care at locations in Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
To read more about the new union contract at Visions of Independence, click here.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest private sector union, representing over 18,000 members in a wide range of industries. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 832, visit the Local Union's website.
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