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.


Clearing up any strike confusion

March 14, 2018

A strike will not start this Sunday, March 18, 2018!
If you are scheduled to work on Sunday, make sure you show up for your shift.

The collective agreement with Sobeys for all members at Safeway expires at midnight this Saturday, March 17, BUT before a strike can take place, you, the members will have the opportunity to vote on the company’s...

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Category: Sobey's

CNIB Contract Expires End of the Month

March 14, 2018

The existing collective bargaining agreement for Local 832 members working at CNIB expires on March 31, 2018. UFCW is preparing to start bargaining a new agreement and part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the members as to what improvements they would like to see in their new contract.

Debra Malmquist is leading the union negotiating committee and has scheduled a...

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Category: CNIB

Deadline is looming for Sobeys contract

March 13, 2018

The contract with Sobeys expires at midnight on Saturday, March 17, 2018, which leaves us only a few days left to get a deal.

“I would say that we have done a good job of narrowing the issues, which is the small piece of good news that I have for you in this update,” said President Jeff Traeger. "The bad news is that the issues that are left, are all critical, the company has not...

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Category: Sobey's

Coke Winnipeg Members Serve Up a Strike Mandate

March 13, 2018

The union members working at the Coke Winnipeg plant voted 91 per cent in favour of a strike mandate and turned down the company’s latest offer.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel said, “This weighty mandate will be a great help when we resume negotiations with the company for the final bargaining session. It gives the company a clear message that the group is united.”

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling

Members at Instabox Ratify New 4-Year Deal

March 12, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members working at Instabox voted in favour of a new 4-year collective agreement.  The new contract covers about 20 members and will expire on December 31, 2021.

“It was a little endeavouring but the committee and the members stayed strong and we succeeded in getting an effective agreement,” stated union negotiator Sonia Taylor.

Highlights of the new deal include...

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Category: Instabox

Getting close to crunch-time with Sobeys

March 10, 2018

"I would say cautiously there has been some progress, it hasn't been on any of the major issues or the major items. We have reached an agreement or moved off of a variety of proposals on both sides. We've narrowed the proposals down to what is a manageable number, but the problem is that they are all the big concessions that the employer originally tabled back on January 15th," said Jeff...

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Category: Sobey's

Congratulations on 25 years

March 8, 2018

Not only is today International Women's Day, but today also marks the 25th anniversary of our Secretary-Treasurer Bea Bruske.

Bea first became intensively involved in union activities during the Westfair strike of 1987. Following the strike, Bea became shop steward,...

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UFCW Local 832 celebrates the historical achievements of women

March 6, 2018

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8.

This day arose from the struggles that women faced at the turn of the century, when population growth and a change in working conditions saw many women in the workforce, facing long hours, minimum pay and no right to vote. 

On March 8, let’s...

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Category: Women of UFCW 832

Workers at Safeway give strong strike mandate

March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018 - At 8:00 p.m. Strike Mandate Meetings finished across the province for members working at Safeway. Members all across Manitoba came out in overwhelming numbers to vote yes for a strike mandate.

"This strike mandate result sends a strong message to Sobeys that the membership won't be bullied," stated President Jeff Traeger. "Sobeys purchased a good company and mismanaged...

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Category: Sobey's

Strike Mandate update for Safeway

March 2, 2018

So far...

Secretary-Treasurer, Bea Bruske has hosted Strike Mandate Meetings in Brandon, Dauphin, and Thompson. There's been a strong turnout and members have been asking many good questions about how we got to this point and where we go from here.

This Sunday we host the last set of meetings in Winnipeg and Neepawa.  Make sure you give yourself lots of time,...

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Category: Sobey's


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