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.


Winnipeg School Division 1 Bus Drivers Give Unanimous Strike Mandate, UFCW wants parents and students to be ready in case of strike

March 3, 2020

UFCW 832 members at Winnipeg School Division 1 voted 100% in favour of strike action after hearing details of how their employer wants to gut their collective agreement. There were 71 members in attendance at the meeting.

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Category: Winnipeg School Division #1

Workers at Premium Plaza Lounge join UFCW 832

February 25, 2020

38 workers at Premium Plaza Lounge located in the Winnipeg Airport voted unanimously to join UFCW 832.

These new members work inside the premium lounge, making the traveller's experience less stressful and more enjoyable by providing good service in a relaxing environment with multiple food...

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New Deal for Life’s Journey Gives Members More Time Off, Better Pension, Benefits and Gym Memberships for All Full-Time Employees

January 31, 2020

An exciting new deal has just been ratified by the members at Life’s Journey for the office staff and for the frontline staff. These are two separate contracts, but both were bargained and ratified at the same time.

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Tentative Agreement reached with Sun Gro Horticulture

January 31, 2020

A tentative agreement has been reached with SunGro Horticulture Canada Ltd.

All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place on January 30, 2020, and a ratification vote will be scheduled soon to go over the agreement and explain all amendments and changes to the current collective agreement. As soon as a date can be finalized for the ratification meeting it will...

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

Wage increases in new deal for members working at J.C. Foods

January 31, 2020

Members working at J.C. Foods unanimously ratified a new one-year collective agreement. The new deal contains wage increases that range from $.40 to $1 per hour and maintains the fairness that has been built up over the years in the current collective agreement.

"This new deal builds on what we already have with J.C. Foods and brings in good wage increases that are well above the rate...

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Category: J.C. Foods


January 22, 2020

UFCW 832 congratulates the members of Winnserv on their new three-year agreement, ratified earlier this week at 100%.

This agreement gives the members, who support people with intellectual disabilities, a new float day; a new weekend premium; and a general increase to all other premiums. It also eliminates the previous limit on the number of meals members could share with their clients...

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Category: Winnserv

Workers at Maple Leaf Ratify New Contract

January 12, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020 – The room was in cheers as UFCW 832 members working for Maple Leaf voted yes to ratifying their new contract by 89%.

“Our bargaining committee did an outstanding job during negotiations,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “This new contract will directly address many of the issues that our members were concerned about in the plant, and bring...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Mound Milk Transport Co-op Ratifies New Contract With 5% Wage Increase over Two Years

January 10, 2020

Mound Milk Transport Co-op, operating out of Brandon, Manitoba, ratified a new contract on January 7, 2020, at 100%.

The two-year agreement includes a 3% wage increase in the first year and a 2% increase in the second, with full retro pay. This agreement also acknowledges members with 30 years of service with a new 30-year wage progression, as well as provides for more bereavement days...

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Category: Mound Milk Transport

Vista Park Lodge Members give 100% Strike Mandate

January 9, 2020

Members of UFCW Local 832 working at Vista Park Lodge conducted a strike vote on January 9, 2020. The members voted 100% in favour of a strike mandate.

The Bargaining Committee will go back to the table with this mandate and push for a fair deal from the employer.

The collective agreement expired on March 31, 2019. The current contract will remain in effect until a strike or...

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Category: Vista Park Lodge

Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre Members Ratify First Agreement of 2020 for UFCW 832

January 8, 2020

UFCW is pleased to announce the first newly ratified collective bargaining agreement of the year—and the decade—for the members at Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre, who ratified their three-year agreement earlier this week at 100%.

This agreement secures wages increases for its members for the first time in a very long time, with full retro pay.

Other benefits include:

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Category: Portage Friendship Centre


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