News & Events

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.


Thompson Homeless Shelter Ratifies New Agreement

December 12, 2019

On December 9, 2019, the outreach workers at Thompson Homeless Shelter Inc. ratified a new collective agreement by 80%.

As a result, the Thompson workers have earned wage increases, paid training opportunities, and four new float days. The new collective agreement also cleans up language from the previous collective agreement.

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Category: Thompson Homeless Shelter

Workers at Maple Leaf Brandon Reject Tentative Agreement

December 3, 2019

On Monday, December 2, 2019, UFCW members at the Maple Leaf Plant in Brandon voted 65 percent to reject the tentative agreement reached with their employer on November 19. 

The bargaining committee will be working out the next steps in the coming days and will keep our members apprised of any developments. 

The current agreement expires on December 31, at midnight. 


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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Members at Federated Co-op turn down Final Offer, Opting for Final Offer Selection

November 26, 2019

After 12 hours of voting over multiple separate meetings, 105 of 122 members at Federated Cooperative Ltd. (FCL) voted 96% in opposition to the Employer's Final offer.

The group then voted 96% in favour of using Final Offer Selection (FOS).

More details to follow


UFCW Welcomes New Members at Dunn-Rite

November 25, 2019

UFCW Local 832 would like to welcome the Maintenance Department at Dunn-Rite to the Union.  These members maintain the equipment and make sure production lines are running correctly. Without these workers, the plant stops.

Union organizer, Mike Howden was approached with issues of wages and workplace respect and dignity after seeing the improvements that UFCW members were gaining on the...

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Category: Dunn-Rite Food Products

Garda Ratification Vote

November 25, 2019

Please be advised that your bargaining committee comprised of Deborah Jones and Blake Crothers are very pleased to inform you that a tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer.

As such, ratification vote sessions will be held in order to present you with the tentative agreement in place and give you the opportunity to vote on it since you have the last say.


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Category: Garda Security

Proposal Meeting scheduled for members at J.C. Foods

November 25, 2019


Dear member working at J.C. Foods,

As you know, your existing Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on January 31, 2020. We have already begun to prepare for negotiations to bargain a new agreement on your behalf.  Part of the preparation process is to obtain your ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into it. As such...

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Category: J.C. Foods

Tentative Agreement Reached with Stella's for UFCW Members at Osborne Location

November 22, 2019


The UFCW 832 bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with Stella's at the Osborne location. 

As this is the first contract for our members at Stella's Osborne, we ask that they make every effort to be at the meeting.

Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
At the UFCW 832 Office, located at 1412 Portage Avenue.

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UFCW 832 is pleased to see Right to Refuse Sunday Work legislation maintained

November 22, 2019

UFCW 832 is pleased to see that the right of retail-workers to refuse work on Sundays will remain in legislation and will continue to be a right that Manitobans can rely on.

As part of the Labour Caucus of the Labour Management Review Committee (LMRC), we argued the importance of the right to refuse work on Sundays so that our members and all Manitobans working in retail could maintain...

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Tentative Agreement reached with Maple Leaf Brandon

November 20, 2019

Watch President Traeger's Video update, or read the transcript below.

Hi, I'm Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832, and...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Federated Co-op Vote on Final Offer and to Authorized Final Offer Selection

November 18, 2019

Vote on Final Offer and 
to Authorized Final Offer Selection

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, or 7:00 PM...

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