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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

Notice to Safeway members Winnipeg/Selkirk

November 22, 2006 The union has recently been made aware of the "Expression of Interest" for Bakery department positions. The company has advised the union that they will consider late applicants who are interested in applying for the bakery department positions. You can download the form at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions please contact your union representative.

Category: News

Notice to Westfair Members

November 20, 2006
The union has had the opportunity to speak with Industrial Relations in regards to the hours of operation for all Superstores in Manitoba for the 2 weeks pre-Christmas December 11th to December 23rd, 2006. This is an initiative of Westfair Foods across Canada from B.C.
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Budget Rent-a-Car Negotiations Update

November 19, 2006
As you are aware, your union negotiating committee met with your employer on October 17, 2006, in an effort to reach a new collective agreement.  The employer and the union were able to reach agreement on many non-monetary issues.  However, the employer has proposed a regressive wage structure, which would see a wage increase for existing employees, but a drop in the wage rate for all...
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Category: Avis & Budget Rent-A-Car, News

Resource Centre Officially Opens

November 14, 2006 On November 14 local 832 officially opened the new resource centre with a ribbon cutting ceremony. MGEU President Peter Olfert and Bonny Neal director of the MGEU resource centre were on hand along with Manitoba Federation of Labour President Darlene Dziewit, for the ceremony. MGEU was also given a “Solidarity Award” for their assistance in helping local 832 in developing the new centre. “... » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

MFL Convention Concludes

November 5, 2006 The 50th Anniversary of the MFL Convention went without a hitch this year, and progressed so quickly that the MFL executive was able to pass a motion to conclude the convention a day early because everything was moving faster than expected. The convention on Friday paid tribute to three of the past presidents of the MFL, Wilf Hudson, (father to UFCW union representative Blair Hudson) Susan... » Read More

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Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention Kicks-Off

November 2, 2006 On November 2nd, the Manitoba Federation of Labour started their four day convention at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The event got underway early Thursday morning with a passionate speech by Winnipeg Labour Council President Larry Pelzer. Larry talked about how disappointed he was to see that only five of the eight  Winnipeg Labour Council endorsed candidates were elected on October 25. » Read More

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Ratification for Members at Portage Friendship Centre

November 1, 2006
The union is pleased to advise that negotiations with your employer have resulted in a tentative agreement being reached on the wage re-opener in your collective agreement. The date, times and location of the ratification vote is as follows: Date:          Monday, November 20th, 2006 Time:                   12:00 Noon Place:        ...
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Notice to all Members at Faneuil

October 31, 2006 Any members who were denied general holiday pay for Thanksgiving are encouraged to contact their shop steward or Darcel Lecocq your union rep at 786-5055 immediately. Members are reminded to photocopy their pay stub and explanation by the company. A grievance has been filed but information is required to assure the grievance process proceeds as quickly and accurately as... » Read More

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Amber Meadows Negotiations Update

October 19, 2006
Additional negotiations were held September 1st (via telephone) then on September 27th, 28th, and 29th, October 17th, 18th, and 19th at conciliation services. On September 29th negotiations ended abruptly within half an hour of starting, when the company negotiator had an outburst of anger. Such behavior...
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Category: News

Message to Members regarding Maple Leaf Restructuring.

October 13, 2006 Message to Members regarding Maple Leaf Restructuring Maple Leaf recently announced the restructuring of its pork business due to the impact of the rising Canadian dollar. The company has indicated that it will go from 7 million to 4 million hogs per year and will be focusing its operations more in Manitoba. UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler met with Maple Leaf shop stewards on... » Read More

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