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.


UFCW Local 832 Members Giving Back

December 12, 2016

Sharon Grehan, union representative joins members: Matt Johnson, Steve Lebel and Corey Kowalski, employees at the Gimli, Manitoba plant of Diageo as they present a cheque in the amount of $4,000 to Rhonda Powers, Executive Director of Evergreen Basic Needs to thank them for their support to the...

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Tentative deal reached for Vantage Foods members

December 10, 2016

A tentative deal has been reached for the members working at Vantage Foods in Winnipeg.

After an exhausting round of bargaining both sides came to a deal just after midnight on December 10. Details of the new deal will be announced at a ratification meeting later in January.

The union will be preparing the new collective agreement and sending it to the company to review prior to...

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Category: Vantage Foods

Agropur Co-operative Negotiations Commence on January 11

December 9, 2016

The union bargaining committee—led by negotiator Sonia Taylor, Don Fraser, Brad Siemens and Dave Perron—is set to meet with Agropur on January 11, 2017. At that first meeting, the parties will exchange proposals and begin negotiations towards a new collective agreement for the members working at the plant in Winnipeg.

Following the January 11 meeting, the union will provide the members...

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Category: Agropur

Gearing Up for Negotiations

December 8, 2016

Besides getting ready for negotiations for the DSM and Laundry departments, union negotiator Marie Buchan will also be gearing up for St. Boniface Hospital bargaining. The existing collective agreement for Local 832 members working in St. Boniface Hospital expires on March 31, 2017.

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Category: St. Boniface Hospital

UFCW Prepping for WRHA Laundry Negotiations

December 8, 2016

In preparing for collective bargaining it is important for the union to know what the members want to see amended in their agreement. Therefore, Union negotiator Marie Buchan has scheduled proposal meetings for Monday, January 16, 2017. Also part of the preparation process, the union mailed a survey to the WRHA Laundry members asking them various questions and asking them to provide some...

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Category: St. Boniface Hospital

Upcoming Proposal Meetings for DSM Union Members at St. Boniface Hospital

December 8, 2016

The current collective agreement for the members working for DSM – St. Boniface Hospital is set to expire on March 31, 2017. The union has begun the negotiations process and the first step in this process is to hear from members. As such, proposals meetings have been scheduled for January 17, 2017, to give the members a chance to bring forward their ideas and feedback.

This is a...

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Category: St. Boniface Hospital DSM

Union Members from B & L Reject Company Offer

December 8, 2016

UFCW Local 832 union members working at B & L Homes for Children rejected the company’s contract offer by 100 per cent.

As discussed at the voting sessions, the next step in the negotiations process is to have the union apply to the Manitoba Labour Board and request a government-appointed arbitrator be appointed.  This means that the arbitrator would dictate the terms of all...

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Category: BNL Homes

Negotiations to Start in the New Year at Aryzta

December 1, 2016

Union negotiator Martin Trudel assisted by members Noralinda Sayuno, Jesus Catacutan, Jerich Belmonte and Phil Cayetano, will begin talks with the company on the renewal of the collective agreement.

UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 160 workers at Aryzta, formerly Gourmet Bakers. Once the first set of bargaining dates are confirmed and negotiations are underway, the union will...

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Category: Arytza

Deal Reached at Holiday Inn & Suites

November 21, 2016

UFCW Local 832 members working at the Holiday Inn & Suites downtown Winnipeg will be voting on December 20 as to whether or not to accept their new collective agreement.

The union bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the new deal, as the agreement provides for reasonable improvements to the existing terms and conditions of employment. The full details of the settlement...

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Category: Holiday Inn Downtown -Winnipeg

Co-op Gas Bar Negotiations Postponed

November 21, 2016

As previously reported, the Red River Co-op and the Carman Co-op gas bars were to commence negotiations for the renewal of  a new collective agreement at the end of November. Unfortunately, the Co-op had to cancel these due to staff changes in Saskatoon.  As soon as union negotiator Sonia Taylor gets new dates set, she will send an update for the members from the Red River Co-op and Carman Co-...

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Category: Carman Co-operatives Ltd.


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