The petition also alleges that UFCW 1400 promoted the petition on its social media sites and on the union`s picket lines. The site was designed to address local 1400 membership, simple enough to understand and navigate, but complex enough to grab your attention and interesting enough to come back. The November 8 unfair labour practices application alleges that UFCW 1400 and Craig Thebaud – the man who started the petition – violated the Saskatchewan Employment Act by conducting negotiations in bad faith by creating and encouraging the petition. “Together, we have managed to overcome many of the employer`s proposed concessions, including the elimination of sick hours, longer wait times for short-term disability benefits, the removal of the overtime bank, substantial reductions in bereavement, benefits and urgent forced leave. At the end of the negotiations, the members were able to retain all their advantages without concessions,” said Norm Neault, UFCW, President of Local 1400. The new agreement provides for wage increases of 2.75 per cent in years 1, 3 and 5 of the contract and 2.5 per cent in years two and four. In addition, members are receiving improvements in boot allowance and the seniority clause has been extended, the union said. UFCW 1400 has called for a strike for Saskatoon Co-op employees to protest the board`s insistence on applying a second lower salary step for new employees in each new collective agreement. This is the website for UFCW 1400 in Saskatchewan. For more information about UFCW Canada, please visit our national website in www.ufcw.ca Daniel Burke, a Saskatoon Co-op lawyer who prepared the application, is asking the Board of Directors to immediately order UFCW 1400 and Thebaud to disclose any communications they may have had with each other, as well as any contributions, photos, messages or comments they have made about the petition, to keep.
United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), 1400 local members working at Richardson Milling in Martensville, Sask., voted in favour of a new collective agreement on June 6. UFCW 1400 president Norm Neault denied that the union had anything to do with the creation of the petition, with Thebaud. Grant Wicks, CEO of saskatoon Co-op, said Friday 650 CKOM that he knew there was a link. . . .