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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.


2018

Proposals Meetings Scheduled for BCO Members

January 16, 2018

The existing collective agreement for the members at Brandon Community Options (BCO) expires on March 31, 2018. The union has already begun to prepare for negotiations, and part of the preparation process is to obtain ideas from the members about what improvements should be negotiated into the new collective agreement.

As such, head union negotiator Martin Trudel has scheduled proposal...

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Category: Brandon Community Options

Progress Made at Sysco Warehouse Negotiations

January 15, 2018

The bargaining committees met on January 8, 2018, to exchange proposals and begin bargaining towards the renewal of the collective agreement covering the union members working at Sysco Warehouse. The parties continued talks during that week, which were very productive and progress made.

Lead union negotiator Blake Crothers said, “We were able to deal with all of the non-monetary items...

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

Union Members Reject Company’s Final Position

January 11, 2018

UFCW Local 832 union members working at Agropur voted 100 per cent in favour of rejecting the company’s final position regarding the renewal of their collective agreement.

Agropur produces mainly the Lucerne milk and dairy products for Safeway and Sobeys stores. They also produce the Natrel line of dairy product. Union members are responsible making milk jugs, pasteurizing milk and milk...

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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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2017

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

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