November 21st, 2022
UFCW Members at Cavendish Farms,
Your Union Negotiating Committee met with Cavendish Farms on November 15th and 16th, 2022. During these meetings, committee members expressed your concerns and frustrations and read out your comments that were directed to the company from the recent survey and provided them copies of all received submissions.
We stressed that the membership felt that some monetary adjustments created an enormous disparity for the members who did not receive one and that the overall wage increases would not cut it.
On Wednesday, November 16th, the company tabled a “Final, Full and Comprehensive Offer for Settlement.” While this offer does not address every issue your Union Negotiating Committee brought forward; it represents improvements from the previous proposal.
The majority of all other previously presented improvements remain the same.
The final offer from the company was emailed out this afternoon to everyone for whom your union had email addresses. If you did not receive it, please contact your union office to update your address and to get a paper copy of the document. You can also scan the QR code to the right to obtain a digital version. Please review the document thoroughly and direct questions to your Union Negotiating Committee.
We will hold meetings to discuss the company’s final offer and answer any remaining unanswered questions. We hold these at:
The Sandman Hotel,
421 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Thursday, December 1st, 2022,
at 4:00 PM, and 8:00 PM, and
Friday, December 2nd, 2022,
at 8:00 AM
In-person voting will take place at:
The Training Room at the plant on
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022,
Between the hours of:
6:00 AM to 8:00 AM;
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM; and
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Only those with a valid email address registered with the union can vote online. If you cannot vote in person, contact Cam Howey (at 403-328-4245 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org) or your union office at 403-328-4245. We will email you a link to a secure online voting system following the close of the votes on Thursday evening.
Online voting will take place on
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022,
from 12:01 AM to 2:00 PM.
After the online voting is complete, we will count the ballots, and the results will be emailed and posted on the union bulletin boards.
This offer represents significant improvements over the company’s previous one, but the choice to accept or reject the offer, as always, remains yours. Your Union Negotiating Committee has informed the company that they will immediately apply for government-assisted mediation if the membership does not accept this offer.
Your UFCW Local 401 Union Negotiating Committee,
Devin Yeager (Chief Negotiator), Cam Howey (Union Labour Relations Officer)
Jesus Amaya, Troy Araki, David Ell, Keith Gettman, and Mike Joslin
Posted on: November 21,2022