PRESS RELEASE: JANUARY 15, 2010

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Strike vote held by UFCW members working at Springhill Farms

98% vote in favour of strike action.

 On Wednesday, January 13, UFCW Local 832 members, working at Springhill Farms in Neepawa, Manitoba, met to hear the status of their negotiations. With critical items such as wages and pension still on the table and only a handful of days scheduled for negotiating prior to the January 31 expiry; the union held a strike vote in hopes of sending the company a wake up call.
"We had nearly 375 of the 500 members come out and vote on giving the negotiating committee a strike mandate. They voted 98 per cent in favour of strike action. If that doesn't tell the company we're serious then I don't know what will," stated Jeff Traeger, UFCW Local 832 Secretary-Treasurer.

Both sides are set to meet Thursday and Friday of this week and there are a few days also available prior to the deadline.
Updates on the status of negotiations will be available on the union's website, www.ufcw832. com and on the local's Twitter "ufcw832".
UFCW Local 832 is Manitoba's largest private sector union representing over 15,000 Manitoban's in a variety of industries.

 

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