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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.


New Deals For Office and Production at McKenzie Seeds

August 17, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members working at McKenzie Seeds in the office and in production voted “YES” for a new four-year collective agreement.

The OFFICE workers ratified their new deal by 100 per cent. During the life of this agreement, the office workers will see their wages increase by eight per cent. Also, their dental contributions increased by 2¢ an hour more.


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Category: McKenzie Seeds

VOI Negotiations Productive

August 14, 2018

During the first set of negotiations, the union and Visions of Independence (VOI) bargaining committees were very productive. The parties reached settlements on all non-monetary proposals as well as a few of the monetary items. Talks will continue on September 24.

“I’m pleased with the progress we have made so far,” stated lead union negotiator Martin Trudel. “We will...

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Category: Visions of Independence

MNU Negotiations Set to Resumew

August 13, 2018

The bargaining committees for the Manitoba Nurses' Union (MNU) are set to resume negotiations on September 5, 2018.  Head union negotiator Sonia Taylor has schedule a membership meeting, for after the September 5 session, so that the union can update the members at MNU on the status of their negotiations.


Category: Manitoba Nurses' Union

Proposal Meetings set for Integrated Messaging

August 7, 2018

The Collective Bargaining Agreement for Integrated Messaging expires on December 31, 2018.

Your union has already begun to prepare for negotiations, but we need proposals and your ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into your next collective agreement. To discuss your proposed ideas, we will be hosting proposal meetings, where you can submit and discuss...

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Category: Integrated Messaging

Tentative Deal Reached at Red River Co-op

August 2, 2018

The negotiating committees meet again on August 1 and 2. As a result, a tentative agreement has been reached.
The union has set a ratification vote for August 21. All of the details of the tentative agreement will be presented to the Red River Co-op members on August 21 for their review and discussion prior to the vote.

Category: Red River Co-op

Charles (Chuck) McCormick - June 30, 1943 to July 30, 2018

August 2, 2018

It is with sadness that we report that Charles (Chuck) McCormick, retired union representative passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 30.

Chuck was a graduate of the Canadian Labour College in Montreal and was part of the UFCW team...

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Negotiations Set for Leaf Rapids Co-op

July 31, 2018

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor and bargaining committee member Ervin Bighetty will begin negotiations with the Leaf Rapids Co-op on September 17, and continue talks September 18, 19 and 20.

During these meetings, the union will work towards negotiating improvements to the existing collective agreement for the members working at the Co-op. Negotiator Taylor will provide an update as to...

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Injunction denied, fight continues

July 20, 2018

This afternoon the judge informed the Partnership to Defend Public Services (PDPS) that the injunction being taking against the Pallister government’s Bill 28 has been rejected.

"While we are disappointed to hear these results, our main constitutional challenge will continue and UFCW Local 832 along with the rest of the PDPS will continue to fight against Pallisters regressive...

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FreshCo deal reached, stores converting

July 19, 2018

Today Sobeys announced to our members, it will be converting the two Safeway stores, located at Kildonan Crossing and Jefferson Ave. to the FreschCo banner.

UFCW Local 832 members will remember from bargaining earlier this year that the company would be opening FreshCo stores in Manitoba to compete in the discount grocery market.  Over the past two months, Sobeys and the UFCW Local 832...

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Category: Sobey's

Fairmont Negotiations to Resume in September

July 16, 2018

After a brief delay, negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement for the members working at the Fairmont Winnipeg will resume in September.

Union negotiator Blake Crothers provide an update as to the status of these negotiations after the September meeting.

Category: The Fairmont Winnipeg


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