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.


UFCW National President Wayne Hanley's Editorial in Winnipeg Free Press

July 10, 2007 The recent decision by the Manitoba Labour Board to certify a union of migrant workers at Mayfair Farms in Portage la Prairie was not only a just decision but wholly in keeping with a ruling by Canada's Supreme Court on June 8 that the right to collective bargaining is guaranteed to all workers in Canada under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Yes, this includes migrant workers. To... » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

Bargaining update for Grace Hospital Members

July 3, 2007
As most of you are aware, the MAHCP and MGEU groups settled their collective agreements recently, setting a standard for the professional technical members at Health Care facilities in Manitoba.
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Category: Grace General Hospital, News

Manitoba Labour Board Rules infavour of Migrant Worker Rights.

June 26, 2007 On June 26, the Manitoba Labour Board issued its decision on the application of certification for the workers employed at Mayfair Farms in Portage La Prairie. The Manitoba Labour Board ruled unanimously in favour that the workers at Mayfair Farms are entitled to be represented by UFCW Local 832. "We’re pleased with the boards decision" stated UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler. » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

Notice to International Malting Members

June 15, 2007
From UFCW Local 832 Negotiator Mary Johnson.
On June 14th the Employer negotiator, Mike Fenton, called to request the re scheduling of the meetings we had scheduled for June 19th. (He has reached a potential labour dispute with one of his other bargaining units and the government is requiring the two parties to meet.) As events unknown or...
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Category: News

Notice to all Safeway and Westfair Members

June 11, 2007
As most of you are aware, Canada Day usually falls on July 1. However, according to changes to the Federal Holidays Act when July 1 falls on a Sunday, Canada Day is on July 2. As a result, Westfair Foods and Canada Safeway stores will be open on Sunday, July 1, 2007 but will be closed on Monday, July 2, 2007. Due to the holiday falling on July 2 this year,...
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Category: Loblaws, Safeway, News

Notice to all Avis Car Members

June 7, 2007
As you may be aware, the Budget Rent a Car employees have recently ratified a new Collective Agreement.  This Agreement is an agreement that integrates both Budget and Avis employees.  This now will provide for the integration of Avis and Budget employees working in the Service Agent classification for seniority purposes, and in addition to some employees who are currently on the wage...
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Category: News

Granny's Poultry Negotiations Update

June 6, 2007 A Notice to all members at Granny's Poultry From Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Traeger Between March 23rd, 2007 and June 5th, 2007 your negotiating committee members, Don Simard, Leo Williamson, Marlene Martin, Rachel Lansard and myself met 9 times with your Employer to continue negotiations for the renewal of your contract. Present for the Employer and... » Read More

Category: Granny's Poultry, News

Update for Members at International Malting

June 5, 2007
Negotiations have once again been rescheduled at the request of the employer. The new date is June 19th. Bargaining will be held at the Union office at 1412 Portage Avenue.  We will send you another update after those meetings.
In the event a tentative agreement is reached, a ratification meeting will be scheduled after the employer has initialed each page of the new...
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Category: News

Additional Negotiations Scheduled for Westburn Electric

June 5, 2007
Negotiations were held on May 24th and 25th. The employer continues to request concessions.
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Category: Westburne Industrial Enterprises, News

Vista Park Lodge Negotiations Moved

May 10, 2007 UFCW Local 832 negotiator, Mary Johnson would like to inform the members at Vista Park Lodge that negotiations have been moved to June 25-27th. The company has not received the funding and staffing information from Manitoba Health so the negotiations had to be moved. If you have any questions please feel free to call Mary at 786-5055.

Category: News


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