Dauphin Co-op employees are expected to vote on a new collective agreement after months of negotiations. The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 832 has scheduled the vote for August 25th, 2019.
General Manager Lorne Eiffert says the Co-op has provided an offer that they believe is fair to the employees, including retroactive wage increases and other enhancements to the collective agreement.
The Co-op and the Union have met for 10 days of bargaining since March to negotiate changes to the collective agreement that expired June 30th of last year. On July 7th of this year, Union members voted 75 percent in favour of a strike mandate.
Eiffert is confident an agreement can be reached without a labour disruption.
The Co-op is encouraging employees to take time and vote on Sunday.