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This page contains the current and most recent UFCW 832 news from the past three months. For older news items, please visit our News Archive page.


2020

Maple Leaf Brandon COVID-19 Update - Friday, August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

This afternoon, we were informed that there are two more positive cases of COVID-19 at Maple Leaf Brandon, bringing the total up to 10. These cases are closely linked to the existing cases from earlier this week.

“Our position does not change at this point,” stated President Jeff Traeger. “UFCW 832 still believes that the best thing to do is to shut down production, wait for any...

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Category: Covid-19

Four more positive cases at Maple Leaf Brandon

August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Case Update for UFCW Members

"Yesterday, the Union was informed about an additional four positive cases of COVID-19 among members at the plant, bringing the total up to eight," said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW 832. "We are expecting that this number will continue to increase, and we are renewing our call on Maple Leaf to halt production in the Brandon plant...

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Category: Covid-19

Three more positive cases of COVID-19 at Maple Leaf Brandon

August 6, 2020

Late last night (Wednesday, August 5), the Union was made aware of three more positive-cases of COVID-19 among non-production unionized employees.

“UFCW 832 is now calling for Maple Leaf in Brandon to cease production until Monday, August 10, at the earliest. Until we have more results from the outstanding tests among our members at Maple Leaf,” stated Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW...

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Category: Covid-19

Confirmed case of Covid-19 at Maple Leaf in Brandon

August 5, 2020

Over the long weekend, Maple Leaf informed the Union that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 among a UFCW 832 member working at the plant.

“We hope for a speedy recovery for the Maple Leaf member,” stated Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “This appears to be a contained event, but we will be watching this very closely.”

There are ongoing plans being made for the...

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Category: Covid-19

Red River Co-op Negotiations Update

July 15, 2020

Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to complete their proposal survey either manually or electronically. If you haven’t been able to complete the survey yet, don’t worry! You still have time. Deadline to complete the survey is Friday July 24th, 2020. This survey is also available online by visiting our website at www.ufcw832.com. Thank you also,...

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Category: Red River Co-op

Versacold and UFCW 832 Want Government Action On Nearby Workplace Explosions

June 25, 2020

On several occasions, vehicles in a crushing machine at the nearby company, Industrial Metals have exploded, sending metal shrapnel onto the property of VersaCold Logistic Services, where United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 832 members park and eat lunch. Both VersaCold and UFCW 832 are appalled at the Pallister Government’s inaction to provide a safe environment for workers...

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Category: VersaCold

FreshCo Ltd. Frequently Asked Questions

June 22, 2020

Over the past week and a half, the union representatives for the stores that were announced to be converted to FreshCo have been answering questions by email, phone and in-person meeting. We have compiled those most common questions for you below, and at the bottom of the page is the FAQ that the employer gave out.

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Category: Sobey's

Risk Recognition Program - updated info

June 18, 2020

UPDATE: 

The deadline to apply for Manitoba's Risk Recognition Program has been extended to June 29, 2020, at noon, and the eligibility has been expanded to include more front line workers. If you weren’t eligible before, check it out, you may be now!

If you have any questions, please check the website below. You will find all the information...

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Category: Covid-19

Red River Co-op Proposal Meetings

June 10, 2020

 TO: ALL MEMBERS OF RED RIVER COOPERATIVE LTD. 


Dear Red River Co-op Members, 

Due to the challenges we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic the Union is not able to hold our traditional proposal meeting where we all meet to discuss what you want to see in your next Collective Agreement. Instead, we are going to be holding a Telephone Townhall meeting for all members at...

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Category: Red River Co-op

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