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.


Life is Cheap at Wal-Mart

July 12, 2006
ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, July 11, 2006 – Why did Wal-Mart clear customers out of a Quebec store and then order 40 of its workers to stay in the store and search for a bomb? On July 5, 2006 workers at a Wal-Mart in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec were ordered by Wal-Mart to help police search for a bomb, even though police recommended to Wal-Mart that the store should be completely...
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UFCW Family Picnic Another Success!

July 10, 2006 On Sunday July 9, UFCW Local 832 held its annual family Picnic at Fun Mountain. » Read More

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Notice to all Krown Produce Members

July 10, 2006

We have been able to resolve a few more outstanding issues. However, all monetary items, remain outstanding as do several key non-monetary items. All items agreed are conditional on a tentative agreement being reached. Additional discussions will be held with the Employer. We believe it is critical your proposals be taken very seriously therefore, a membership meeting is scheduled as follows

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Category: Krown Produce, News

Negotiations Set for Westco

July 7, 2006 Negotiations have been scheduled to commence on Wednesday, August 30th at the union office in Winnipeg. The Company has hired a lawyer to negotiate on their behalf. Garnet Vinnell will assist me in presenting all your proposals. We will send you out another update after the August 30th meeting. In the meantime, should you have any questions please contact Mary Johnson toll-free at 1-888-832... » Read More

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Naleway Negotiations Update

July 7, 2006 Negotiations are progressing very slowly. Our seventh and eighth days of bargaining were held on June 30th and July 5th. The Employer committee, headed by Jeff Palamar, continues to refuse to sign off on any of the agreed to items until all items have been agreed upon and a tentative agreement reached. Wages and benefits continue to be outstanding items. They continue to state that in order... » Read More

Category: Naleway Foods, News

New Website for Local 832

June 27, 2006 In 1996 UFCW Local 832 went online. Former communications director Don Keith, who retired in 2001, was instrumental in developing the website that has been known as the place to get up-to-date information on the local's news and initiatives. Effective this month members will see a new look to the website. "We're giving the site a bit of an overhaul and facelift but will continue building on... » Read More

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Local 832 president participates in launching of new Manitoba 'brand'

June 15, 2006 On June 14 the Premiers Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) unveiled a new brand for the Province of Manitoba. Over the last couple of weeks "teaser" commercials have been airing on local television stations featuring an assortment of well known Manitobans, including UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler. President Ziegler is the co-chair of PEAC and was on hand with Manitoba Premier Gary... » Read More

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Wages for the 81 UFCW Local 832 members employed at SunGro Horticulture will rise by eight per cent over the term of their new agreement

June 15, 2006 On June 9, 81 UFCW Local 832 members employed at Sungro ratified a new four-year agreement. The vote was 78 per cent in favour of acceptance. Members will see an eight per cent wage increase over the four-year deal along with improvements in meal allowances, evening and night shift premiums and footwear allowances. There are also increases in life insurance, accidental death and... » Read More

Category: Sun Gro Horticulture, News

All members invited to attend Local 832's Family Picnic on Sunday, July 9 at Fun Mountain

June 5, 2006 All Local 832 members are invited to come out for a wild day of fun at Fun Mountain on Sunday, July 9. The picnic will go ahead rain or shine, with a barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets, which include admission into the park and the barbecue, are adults (12 and over) $7.50, children 3 to 11 $5.00, and children under 3 free. Call the union office at 786-5055 or 1-888-832-9832 to... » Read More

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A new contract ratified by Local 832 members at the Reh-Fit Centre includes an eight per cent wage increase over the life of the agreement

June 5, 2006 On Sunday, June 5, the members at the Reh-Fit Centre ratified a new three-year collective agreement by 100 per cent. Members will see an eight per cent wage increase over the life of the contract. A two per cent retroactive wage increase will be effective from April 2005, and another two per cent wage increase will be retroactive from April 2006. On top of the eight per cent another $1 an... » Read More

Category: Reh-Fit Centre, News


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