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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

UFCW 832 Calls for Binding Arbitration to Get Bus Drivers Back to Work for Parents

September 30, 2020

The Winnipeg School Division Bus Driver Strike first started on September 8th over the failed legislation of Bill 28. The two sides engaged in a day of Conciliation on Friday the 18th to try and bridge the gap on the outstanding issues, but that resulted with no movement.

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Category: Winnipeg School Division #1

UFCW 832 Calls for Boycott of All Stella’s Locations

September 29, 2020

As a result of constant attempts at worker intimidation and suppression, the Union is calling on the public, UFCW membership, and the broader labour community to boycott Stella’s at every location.

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Stella’s Gaslighting on Details

September 24, 2020

The Union would like to bring some clarity to the issues at the bargining table and clear up any misinformation being provided by the Employer.


General Scheduling issues.
Many of the issues that UFCW is proposing at the bargaining table are in relation to scheduling, and to remove the employer’s ability to use the Schedule as a weapon against the workers.

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Conciliation Day Booked with Stella’s Management

September 23, 2020

The Union applied for Conciliation and the Employer agreed to meet at the Bargaining Table on Monday, September 28, with a government-appointed Conciliation officer.

“We asked for the Employer to come back to the table,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “It’s our hope that they are willing to move off of their entrenched positions and actually be willing to make some...

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UFCW 832 Members Working at Stella’s Serve Up a Strike

September 20, 2020

After a full day of meetings today, UFCW 832 members working at Stella’s on Sherbrook voted overwhelmingly in favour of going on strike. The picket line will begin in front of Stella’s on Sherbrook tomorrow morning (Monday, September 21) at 7:00 am.

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Maple Leaf Winnipeg Bargaining has Begun!

September 11, 2020

Bargaining started today between Maple Leaf Winnipeg and the UFCW Local 832 bargaining committee

Check out President Traeger's video update 

Category: Maple Leaf Consumer Foods-Winnipeg

UFCW Invites Trustees to the Bargaining Table

September 9, 2020

This afternoon, the UFCW 832 Union Negotiator sent a letter to Eric Barnaby, Director of Human Resources and Chris Broughton, Chair of the Winnipeg School Division Board of Trustees to invite them to the bargaining table.  

Read the original letter here

UFCW 832 has consistently communicated that we will engage in meaningful...

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Category: Winnipeg School Division #1

Winnipeg School Division Bus Driver Strike Starts Today

September 8, 2020

At 7:00 am this morning, School Bus Drivers were at the picket line. They were ready to vote on a new offer, but since a new offer didn’t show up, they were instead picking up strike vests, arranging schedules and preparing to walk.

Bus drivers will officially start the picket line on Wednesday at 7 am. The Union has strike guidelines in place that will include social distancing and...

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Category: Winnipeg School Division #1

Winnipeg School Division Bus Drivers move forward with Strike Action for September 8

September 2, 2020

In the absence of a new offer, the UFCW 832 Bus Drivers working in Winnipeg School Division met this afternoon to start prepping for a strike that will commence on September 8.

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Category: Winnipeg School Division #1

Forcing Maple Leaf workers into weekend overtime is the wrong thing to do right now

August 21, 2020

Due to animal welfare concerns, Maple Leaf will be forcing hundreds of workers to come in this Saturday, August 21, 2020, and work a shift of overtime.

“Forcing overtime, is the absolute wrong thing to do right now, it’s only making matters worse inside the plant,” stated Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “If the plant isn’t going to halt production, the least Maple Leaf can do...

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