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.


Impact Bargaining Continues This Month

January 10, 2018

The union and the company negotiating committees met on December 11, 2017. During that round of bargaining, the union presented Impact Security Group with its proposals ‎regarding improvements to contract language, benefits and wage increases the members would like to see in their new collective agreement.

Negotiations are scheduled to continue on January 18. The union negotiating...

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Category: Impact Security

Union Readies for Coke Bargaining

January 9, 2018

UFCW Local 832 is readying for negotiations with Coca Cola, beginning on January 30. As part of the preparation process, lead union negotiator Martin Trudel has scheduled proposal meetings for the members working at the Coke plant in Winnipeg. This will give the union members the opportunity to bring their ideas forward as to what improvements should be negotiated into their new collective...

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling

Support Sector Meet and Greet

January 1, 2018


You're invited to a Dinner Meet and Greet with your union representative, Geoff Bergen. 

Working in the support sector means working in homes and sometimes challenging environments. It also means as your union representative, visiting you to find out any workplace issues or concerns is difficult. So, to make sure we can give you the proper support, we are...

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Securitas Guards Secure New Three-Year Agreement

December 21, 2017

UFCW Local 832 members working at Securitas voted unanimously in favour of a new three-year collective agreement.

During the life of the agreement, the members will receive a six per cent wage increase, two per cent in each year. The contract also contains increases to premiums for vehicle use, strike services, protection services, meal allowance and boot allowance. Guards are now...

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Category: Securitas Security

Does the Government even care about your Health and Safety?

December 14, 2017

- Phil Kraychuk, UFCW Local 832 Health and Safety Coordinator

On December 4, as a member of the Ministers Advisory Council for Workplace Safety and Health, I received a letter from the Manitoba Government thanking me for my services. It also stated that due to the government's commitment to ensuring "value for money", the Advisory Council for Workplace Safety and Health is no longer...

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Sobeys West Inc. announces store conversions

December 13, 2017

Today, Sobeys announced that as part of a five-year plan, they would be converting almost 65 of its Safeway and Sobeys stores, in western Canada, to its discount chain, FreshCo.

What this could mean to you, as a UFCW member, is that any Safeway stores converted in Manitoba would operate under an entirely new contract.

 President Jeff Traeger stated, "Since Sobeys purchased the...

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Category: Sobey's

Members at Rolling Dale say yes to a Two-Year Deal

December 13, 2017

UFCW members at Rolling Dale voted in favour of a new two-year collective agreement.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel said, “Because of uncertainties the union members at Rolling Dale are facing, due to the current government and Bill 28, as well as the fact that Family Services did not increase the agency’s funding, we felt the short-term deal was our best option.”

The bargaining...

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Category: Rolling Dale Enterprises

Faroex Negotiations Begin in the New Year

December 7, 2017

The union negotiating committee, comprised Debra Malmquist, Local 832 legal counsel/negotiator, and members Jeff Lukasik, Jeanne Murray and Sandra Vowles, will begin the negotiations process with the employer on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The parties have further meetings scheduled for January 24 and 25.

Faroex is a manufacturer of moulded plastic and composite parts and assemblies....

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Category: Faroex Ltd.

Negotiations Commence at Gillam Co-op on January 30, 2018

November 30, 2017

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will be spearheading the negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement for our members at Gillam Co-op. Bargaining is scheduled to start on January 30, 2018, continuing on February 1, 2018.

Members can watch for further updates as negotiations progress.

Category: Gilliam Co-op

Lorette Marketplace Negotiations Underway

November 30, 2017

On November 21 and 22, the union bargaining committee, consisting of head negotiator Sonia Taylor and members Laura Cote and Helena Tetrault, met with the bargaining committee for Lorette Marketplace to begin negotiations towards the renewal of the collective agreement.

The parties had good discussions and were able to agree to some non-monetary items. However, the employer has proposed...

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Category: Lorette Marketplace


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