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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.


2006

Wages for the 81 UFCW Local 832 members employed at SunGro Horticulture will rise by eight per cent over the term of their new agreement

June 15, 2006 On June 9, 81 UFCW Local 832 members employed at Sungro ratified a new four-year agreement. The vote was 78 per cent in favour of acceptance. Members will see an eight per cent wage increase over the four-year deal along with improvements in meal allowances, evening and night shift premiums and footwear allowances. There are also increases in life insurance, accidental death and... » Read More

Category: Sun Gro Horticulture, News

All members invited to attend Local 832's Family Picnic on Sunday, July 9 at Fun Mountain

June 5, 2006 All Local 832 members are invited to come out for a wild day of fun at Fun Mountain on Sunday, July 9. The picnic will go ahead rain or shine, with a barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets, which include admission into the park and the barbecue, are adults (12 and over) $7.50, children 3 to 11 $5.00, and children under 3 free. Call the union office at 786-5055 or 1-888-832-9832 to... » Read More

Category: News

A new contract ratified by Local 832 members at the Reh-Fit Centre includes an eight per cent wage increase over the life of the agreement

June 5, 2006 On Sunday, June 5, the members at the Reh-Fit Centre ratified a new three-year collective agreement by 100 per cent. Members will see an eight per cent wage increase over the life of the contract. A two per cent retroactive wage increase will be effective from April 2005, and another two per cent wage increase will be retroactive from April 2006. On top of the eight per cent another $1 an... » Read More

Category: Reh-Fit Centre, News

Local 832's Drive for a Cure Golf Classic to be held August 26

June 5, 2006 This year's golf tournament will be held August 26 at The Links at Quarry Oaks Golf Course. Registration is $150 per person, which includes a steak or chicken dinner, cart rental, special golf shirt, and the opportunity to win great prizes, including a hole-in-one for a 2006 Chevrolet Impala - valued at $26,000, a set of Calloway clubs worth $2,400, Grey Cup tickets, and lots more. All... » Read More

Category: News

Local 832 Training Centre providing career transition services to members who lost their jobs when the Fort Garry Care Centre closed

June 5, 2006 Fort Garry Care Centre, a personal care home, closed its doors displacing approximately 50 Local 832 union members. The Training Centres Career Transition Services has been helping these laid off workers with everything from resume writing to CPR training. Last month a public liaison officer from Human Resource Skills Development Canada attended the Training Centre to assist members with the... » Read More

Category: News

Six UFCW Local 832 members attended the Manitoba Federation of Labour's recent Health and Safety Workshop

June 5, 2006 The Manitoba Federation of Labour (MFL) held its 25th Annual Health and Safety Conference in Thompson on May 11 and 12. The goal of this conference was to use the most up-to-date laws, regulations, tools and experiences to make our workplaces safer, healthier, and injury free now and in the future. Six UFCW Local 832 Health and Safety Committee members attended the conference. » Read More

Category: News

Almost 7,600 people saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by using the Local 832 income tax preparation service

June 5, 2006 UFCW Local 832 members and their families kept George Combiadakis (left) extremely busy again this year. From mid-February until the end of April approximately 7,600 people utilized the income tax preparation service that Local 832 provides for the members. This was an increase of approximately 400 more people using the tax service this year. It seems obvious that one of the main reasons for... » Read More

Category: News

Nearly 300 Local 832 members employed at McCain Foods in Carberry will receive wage increases of 7.5 per cent under the terms of their new contract

June 5, 2006 On May 18 and 19, members of UFCW Local 832 employed at McCain Foods in Carberry ratified a new three-year collective agreement by 80 per cent. The three-year agreement sees wage increases of 7.5 per cent. Members will see improvements in vacation entitlements, extended health benefits and severance pay. Members also have better language in their collective agreement regarding layoffs and... » Read More

Category: McCain Foods, News

When a Maple Leaf worker was terminated after a lengthy absense from work due to illness - a grievance was filed, resulting in the member receiving $3,800

June 5, 2006 A Maple Leaf Fresh Foods Brandon union member had been off on extended sick leave since January 2003. In January 2005 the company sent the member a termination letter due to the fact that he had not worked for two years. Under Article 7 (6), of the union contract, seniority shall be considered broken and employment terminated if an employee has not worked for a period of two years or longer... » Read More

Category: News

70 Impact Security guards are now members of UFCW Local 832

June 5, 2006 A vote held recently by the Manitoba Labour Board has resulted in the 70 plus employees of Impact Security becoming members of UFCW Local 832. The vote was held on March 24, 2006, but the ballots were not counted until the labour board conducted an audit of how many employees were employed at Impact Security at the time of the vote. "I would like to welcome the employees of Impact Security... » Read More

Category: Impact Security, News

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