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.


Negotiations Breakdown – Strike Vote Scheduled for members at Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd.

November 13, 2019

After 5 days of bargaining, it has become apparent that the Company is not serious about reaching a new Collective Agreement.  In an effort to speed up negotiations, your bargaining committee requested the government to appoint a conciliation officer to assist the parties.  On November 12th, we met with the Company and the conciliation officers and little to no progress was made. Your...

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

HyLife Foods Negotiations Update

November 12, 2019


Negotiations for a new collective agreement started on Friday, November 1st.  The parties have had two days of negotiations to date and have seven more days scheduled between now and Christmas. 

Your Union negotiating committee is comprised of:

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Category: HyLife

Epic Opportunities Ratifies Collective Agreement by 91%

November 11, 2019


After several months of negotiations, UFCW 832 is pleased to announce that Epic Opportunities has ratified a new collective agreement with a solid turnout and 91% of the vote.

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Category: Epic Opportunities

Negotiation Dates set for members at Valleyview Consumer Co-op Ltd.

October 29, 2019

I am pleased to advise you that negotiations with the Co-operative for a new Collective Agreement will be held on December 4 and December 5, 2019.  During these meetings, your Negotiating Committee, consisting of Marie Hoyt, Lesley Mead, Sheila Milligan, Marianne Tomms and myself will work towards negotiating improvements to your existing Collective Agreement based on the feedback you provided...

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Category: Valleyview Co-operatives Ltd.

UFCW 832 heads to conciliation with Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

October 29, 2019

Re: Negotiations Continue January 6 to January 8, 2020, with Conciliation Officer

From October 16 to October 18, 2019, we met with the Co-operative to continue negotiations.  Progress has been slow, but we have agreed to the majority of non-monetary items.

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Category: Ukrainian Co-operatives Ltd.

Rolling Dale Members Vote in favour of Strike Action

October 25, 2019

October 24, 2019 - UFCW members at Rolling Dale Enterprises Inc. in Rivers MB voted 94% in favour of giving the Bargaining Committee a Strike Mandate.

The current agreement ended on August 31, and the current agreement is in effect until a new contract can be ratified.

The UFCW 832 bargaining committee will be returning to the table with the employer as soon as possible to work...

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Category: Rolling Dale Enterprises

UFCW 832 Files Record Number of Grievances Against Stella's

October 18, 2019

Hi, I'm Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832...

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Tentative Agreement Reached with IKWE

October 10, 2019

I am pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer on the renewal of your Collective Agreement.  All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on October 4, 2019. 

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Category: Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin

Stella’s Sherbrook Location Achieves First Contract

October 7, 2019

After a meeting that took place, yesterday (Sunday, October 6, 2019), UFCW 832 members working at Stella’s Sherbrook location now have their first contract in their hands.

UFCW 832 had been attempting to bargain a fair deal with the employers since earlier this year, and we were unable to reach a fair deal with the employer, so the Union made an application for first-contract...

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President Traeger gives an update on bargaining with Maple Leaf

October 4, 2019

Click the video to view the latest update from President Jeff Traeger, or read the update below.

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon


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