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.


Agreement Reached at IGA Maples

July 19, 2007 A deal has been reached for the members at Maples IGA. Details of the new collective agreement will be given out at the ratification. The ratification will take place at Canad Inn's McPhillips July 31 10am & 7pm

Category: IGA, News

Maple Leaf Announces Closure of Marion Street Facility

July 18, 2007
At 1:30pm today, Maple Leaf company officials announced that the Marion Street facility is slated to be closed on October 26, 2007. UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler was on hand at the announcement today to also let the members know that the union along with two of the senior shop stewards at Marion Street will be meeting with the company immediately to negotiate a closure...
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Category: Training Centre News, News

Negotiations Update for Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin Members

July 17, 2007
We know that you have been very patient about your wage increases for 2006 and 2007. The issue has been one of getting proper government funding for the Shelters for this time period.
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Category: Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin, News

Notice to all Garda Members

July 17, 2007
Negotiations for a new collective agreement started with your employer on May 25th and June 6th, 2007.  Your negotiating committee comprised of Debbie Jones, Louise Tod, Fred Ennis and myself met with your employer who is represented at the bargaining table by Robert Bouvier from Garda’s Montreal office, as well as Dennis Cleaver and Travis Hoemsen from the Winnipeg...
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Category: Garda Security, News

UFCW National President Wayne Hanley's Editorial in Winnipeg Free Press

July 10, 2007 The recent decision by the Manitoba Labour Board to certify a union of migrant workers at Mayfair Farms in Portage la Prairie was not only a just decision but wholly in keeping with a ruling by Canada's Supreme Court on June 8 that the right to collective bargaining is guaranteed to all workers in Canada under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Yes, this includes migrant workers. To... » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

Bargaining update for Grace Hospital Members

July 3, 2007
As most of you are aware, the MAHCP and MGEU groups settled their collective agreements recently, setting a standard for the professional technical members at Health Care facilities in Manitoba.
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Category: Grace General Hospital, News

Manitoba Labour Board Rules infavour of Migrant Worker Rights.

June 26, 2007 On June 26, the Manitoba Labour Board issued its decision on the application of certification for the workers employed at Mayfair Farms in Portage La Prairie. The Manitoba Labour Board ruled unanimously in favour that the workers at Mayfair Farms are entitled to be represented by UFCW Local 832. "We’re pleased with the boards decision" stated UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler. » Read More

Category: Training Centre News, News

Notice to International Malting Members

June 15, 2007
From UFCW Local 832 Negotiator Mary Johnson.
On June 14th the Employer negotiator, Mike Fenton, called to request the re scheduling of the meetings we had scheduled for June 19th. (He has reached a potential labour dispute with one of his other bargaining units and the government is requiring the two parties to meet.) As events unknown or...
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Category: News

Notice to all Safeway and Westfair Members

June 11, 2007
As most of you are aware, Canada Day usually falls on July 1. However, according to changes to the Federal Holidays Act when July 1 falls on a Sunday, Canada Day is on July 2. As a result, Westfair Foods and Canada Safeway stores will be open on Sunday, July 1, 2007 but will be closed on Monday, July 2, 2007. Due to the holiday falling on July 2 this year,...
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Category: Loblaws, Safeway, News

Notice to all Avis Car Members

June 7, 2007
As you may be aware, the Budget Rent a Car employees have recently ratified a new Collective Agreement.  This Agreement is an agreement that integrates both Budget and Avis employees.  This now will provide for the integration of Avis and Budget employees working in the Service Agent classification for seniority purposes, and in addition to some employees who are currently on the wage...
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Category: News


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