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Strike Votes for Fruit Industry Members

After receiving a comprehensive offer from the Employer, the negotiating committee representing Local 247 members employed by the Okanagan Tree Fruit Cooperative has decided to ask the members for a strike mandate and show the Company that the offer is unacceptable. Both sides came into negotiations after the current agreement had been "rolled over" the last two years with small increases. Discussions centered over how the agreement would be structured to meet the needs of the new Company after the amalgamation took place last year. Meetings to update members and vote on strike action have been scheduled as follows:

WINFIELD -  Thursday July 9th 2009 – 6:30 pm – Winfield Memorial Hall 10130 Bottomwood Lake Road

KELOWNA – Monday July 13th 2009 – Between 1:30 pm or 6:30 pm – Best Western 2402 Hwy 97

OLIVER – Tuesday July 14th 2009 – 6:30 pm – Royal Canadian Legion 36217 – 97 Street

SUMMERLAND – Wednesday July 15th 2009 –  4:00 pm Royal Canadian Legion 14205 Rosedale Ave

CRESTON- Wednesday July 15th 2009- 6:30 pm, Hacienda Inn, 800 NW Boulevard, Creston

Please continue to check the website as further meetings are confirmed.




  • ufcw [at] ufcw247 [dot] com