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.


Proposal Meeting scheduled for members at J.C. Foods

November 25, 2019


Dear member working at J.C. Foods,

As you know, your existing Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on January 31, 2020. We have already begun to prepare for negotiations to bargain a new agreement on your behalf.  Part of the preparation process is to obtain your ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into it. As such...

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Category: J.C. Foods

Tentative Agreement Reached with Stella's for UFCW Members at Osborne Location

November 22, 2019


The UFCW 832 bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with Stella's at the Osborne location. 

As this is the first contract for our members at Stella's Osborne, we ask that they make every effort to be at the meeting.

Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
At the UFCW 832 Office, located at 1412 Portage Avenue.

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UFCW 832 is pleased to see Right to Refuse Sunday Work legislation maintained

November 22, 2019

UFCW 832 is pleased to see that the right of retail-workers to refuse work on Sundays will remain in legislation and will continue to be a right that Manitobans can rely on.

As part of the Labour Caucus of the Labour Management Review Committee (LMRC), we argued the importance of the right to refuse work on Sundays so that our members and all Manitobans working in retail could maintain...

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Tentative Agreement reached with Maple Leaf Brandon

November 20, 2019

Watch President Traeger's Video update, or read the transcript below.

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

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Federated Co-op Vote on Final Offer and to Authorized Final Offer Selection

November 18, 2019

Vote on Final Offer and 
to Authorized Final Offer Selection

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, or 7:00 PM...

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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.


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