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.


2008

Coalition Government Rally Thursday Night

December 1, 2008 Canadians are worried about their jobs, their savings and their future. Right now, we need all of our political leaders to work together for the good of the economy and the country. But Stephen Harper wants to put politics first. He has started a political campaign to divide Canadians and attack political leaders rather than work together for the good of the country. He has lost the support... » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

Negotiations update for McCain Foods

November 26, 2008 BARGAINING HAS BEGUN Your bargaining committee made up of  UFCW negotiator Susan Hart-Kulbaba, Glen Creasy, John Anderson, Blain Steen, Eileen Ball and Linda Popien, have had a few days of bargaining now.  The first sessions were October 1 and 2 and the second set was held November 18 and 19/08.  The tone of the meetings have been polite and respectful. MANY ISSUES... » Read More

Category: McCain Foods, News

Walking in solidarity for PSAC members

November 24, 2008 On November 24, members of Winnipeg labour organizations walked in support of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) strike that has entered its second week. » Read More

Category: News

BRHA Members in northern Manitoba Accept New 4-Year Agreement

November 24, 2008 Members of UFCW Local 832 working for the Burntwood Regional Health Authority (BRHA) in northern Manitoba ratified a new four-year agreement by 78 per cent. Health care facilities under the BRHA umbrella that employ Local 832 union members include: Thompson General Hospital, Northern Spirit Manor, Acquired Brain Injury Unit, Burntwood Community Health Centre, Gilliam Hospital, Leaf Rapids... » Read More

Category: Northern Regional Health Authority, News

Dunn-Rite members ratify new agreement.

November 24, 2008 On Nov. 24th members at Dunn Rite Food Products voted 67 per cent in favour of their new collective agreement.  The four-year agreement (July 1st 2008 to June 30th 2012) contains improvements to wages, benefits and premiums.  Members will receive across the board wage increases of three per cent that is retroactive to July 1st 2008, an additional three per cent on July 1 2009, three and a... » Read More

Category: Dunn-Rite Food Products, News

Tentative agreement reached at Cara Flight Kitchen

November 19, 2008 Following several days of bargaining and some follow-up work, your bargaining committee has reached a tentative... » Read More

Category: Gate Gourmet, News

Ontario Farm Workers Win Right to Join Union.

November 17, 2008 -From UFCW National Website, www.ufcw.ca The Ontario Court of Appeal has told the Ontario government to drop its ban on farm unions because it violates the Charter rights of Ontario's more than 100,000 agriculture workers. In a written decision delivered Monday, the court ruled that Ontario's Agricultural Employees Protection Act (AEPA), which... » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

Cyrus Lister passes away.

November 6, 2008 Union representative and Executive Assistant to the President Cyrus Lister lost his battle Wednesday, November 5, to cancer. Cyrus was set to retire this year after 20 years of service for UFCW Local 832. He started his career servicing members in northern Manitoba, but spent the majority of his time in the Winnipeg region. "Cyrus could make anyone laugh and would brighten a room under... » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

Strike adverted at Hope Centre

October 16, 2008 Last minute deal ratified by members A last minute deal was reached during the afternoon of October 16 and the membership at Hope Centre ratified that evening by 68 per cent. Had the company not changed their final offer the unions negotiating committee was recommending that the membership turn it down. To help the members, Local 832 President Robert Ziegler authorized... » Read More

Category: Epic Opportunities, News

Proposal Meetings set for Safeway members

October 14, 2008 Proposal meetings have been set for the upcoming Safeway negotiations. Make sure you attend on of the following meetings: Winnipeg October 26, 2008 7:00p.m. Winnipeg Convention Centre Brandon October 26, 2008 7:00p.m. UFCW Local 832 Brandon Office Thompson October 27, 2008 10:00a.m. & 7:00p.m. UFCW Local 832 Thompson Office ... » Read More

Category: Safeway, News

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