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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.


Tentative agreement reached at McCain Foods.

February 20, 2009 On February 19, your bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the company.  It addresses many of the concerns raised by you at the proposal meetings.  The process will now unfold to develop documents for your consideration at the ratification meeting.  This takes a bit of time to accomplish. MEETING DATES As usual we will hold six ratification meetings for you to... » Read More

Category: McCain Foods, News

Second Proposal meeting set for all ACL La Residence de St.Malo

February 18, 2009 Thank you to those of you who attended the proposal meeting in January. Negotiations have been scheduled with the employer for March 10 and 17. Your proposals are being finalized.   To ensure we have not missed anything, please attend a membership meeting as follows: DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 TIME: 2:00 P.M. PLACE:       CHICKEN CHEF -  ST. MALO... » Read More

Category: ACL Interlake, News

Strike vote date set for Safeway members.

February 11, 2009 ALL MEETINGS ARE ON FEBRUARY 22. Winnipeg & Selkirk 7pm Winnipeg Convention Centre Room 2 Brandon 7pm UFCW Training Centre 530 Richmond Avenue East Thompson 7pm Juniper Centre Dauphin 7pm Super 8 Motel Steinbach 2pm Smitty's Restaurant Neepawa 7pm Vivian Hotel Please make every effort... » Read More

Category: Safeway, News

Tragedy at Mayfair Farms

February 10, 2009 The death of a Manitoba farmer and the injury of three workers on Monday “is a tragic reminder that farmers and farm workers face hard, unpredictable, and dangerous working conditions everyday,” says Wayne Hanley, the National President of UFCW Canada. On Monday, Scott Giffin, a 48-year-old owner-operator of Mayfair Farms in Portage le Prairie, along with three agriculture workers were... » Read More

Category: News

After two more days of negotiations it’s time to send Safeway a wake-up call.

February 10, 2009 On February 9 and 10 your negotiating committee met with the company in hopes of moving towards securing a new collective agreement for the members at Safeway. The company seems to be only concerned with their proposals and they continue to avoid the proposals that you want addressed. “I was optimistic when Safeway officials asked us if we would like to start negotiating early, that it was a... » Read More

Category: Safeway, News

Safeway negotiations still moving… slowly.

January 23, 2009 Your Safeway bargaining committee and the company met for two days of negotiating on January 21 and 22. The tone of the negotiations remains respectful however the union is growing tired of the lack of progress. “This is still in the beginning of negotiations and it’s usually the most painful part. The company has been focused a little too much on addressing their proposals and haven’t been... » Read More

Category: Safeway, News

Membership meeting for members at ACL Interlake

January 16, 2009 Recently your Employer approached the Joint Labour/Management Committee with a proposed new classification for inclusion in the bargaining unit. The work assignments in the workplace are being changed such that out-of-scope supervisors will be replaced with Team Leaders in each residence. This will mean a change in some work duties as well as responsibilities. » Read More

Category: ACL Interlake, News

Notice to members at Viterra

January 16, 2009 The teleconference planned with the company for January 13 was rescheduled, at the company’s request, and held on January 16th. The company is forwarding their final offer to us for your vote.  In addition they have agreed to set up a meeting with the benefits consultant in regards to the benefit program.  The union meeting to vote on the company’s final offer will be held the same day as... » Read More

Category: News

Notice to all Carman Co-op members

January 14, 2009 A meeting was held on January 7, 2009 with the conciliation officer appointed by the Minister of Labour, to deal with the outstanding Union and Company proposals.  A small number of additional issues were resolved, and at this time the only issue remaining is wages.  While the employer did provide us with an amended wage proposal, it was not substantially better than their previous wage... » Read More

Category: Carman Co-operatives Ltd., News

Three days of negotiations concluded

January 13, 2009 After the union and the company met briefly on December 3 to exchange proposals , negotiations resumed on January 7 and 8. The current collective agreement is set to expire on March 14. Negotiations got off to a slow start with a few minor items being agreed to, although the tone at the table has been respectful. UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler is hopeful that the tempo of these... » Read More

Category: Loblaws, News


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