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2020

Versacold and UFCW 832 Want Government Action On Nearby Workplace Explosions

June 25, 2020

On several occasions, vehicles in a crushing machine at the nearby company, Industrial Metals have exploded, sending metal shrapnel onto the property of VersaCold Logistic Services, where United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 832 members park and eat lunch. Both VersaCold and UFCW 832 are appalled at the Pallister Government’s inaction to provide a safe environment for workers.

“This is an inexcusable safety issue that has gone on for too long, and should have been corrected when it was first reported by the Company in 2015,” stated UFCW 832 President Jeff Traeger. “...

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Category: VersaCold

FreshCo Ltd. Frequently Asked Questions

June 22, 2020

Over the past week and a half, the union representatives for the stores that were announced to be converted to FreshCo have been answering questions by email, phone and in-person meeting. We have compiled those most common questions for you below, and at the bottom of the page is the FAQ that the employer gave out.

But first, check out a video message from Wes Connell, Executive Board member who went through a FreshCo store conversion.
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Category: Sobey's

Risk Recognition Program - updated info

June 18, 2020

UPDATE: 

The deadline to apply for Manitoba's Risk Recognition Program has been extended to June 29, 2020, at noon, and the eligibility has been expanded to include more front line workers. If you weren’t eligible before, check it out, you may be now!

If you have any questions, please check the website below. You will find all the information that you need.


On Tuesday, June 3, 2020, the Manitoba Government announced the Risk Recognition Program, and UFCW encourages you to apply at the link below.

The program combines $120...

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Category: Covid-19

FreshCo Conversions

June 12, 2020

Check out President Jeff Traeger's Video regarding FreshCo store conversions.

 


 

Hi, I'm Jeff Traeger president of UFCW local 8:32 I'm here to report today on the announcement that Sobeys made yesterday June the ninth that they will be converting three Safeway stores to the discount banner Freshco those stores are located at...

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Category: Safeway

Red River Co-op Proposal Meetings

June 10, 2020

 TO: ALL MEMBERS OF RED RIVER COOPERATIVE LTD. 


Dear Red River Co-op Members, 

Due to the challenges we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic the Union is not able to hold our traditional proposal meeting where we all meet to discuss what you want to see in your next Collective Agreement. Instead, we are going to be holding a Telephone Townhall meeting for all members at Red River Co-operatives Ltd. 

The Union will automatically contact you via phone, for you to connect to the meeting. Please make sure the Union has your correct phone number so you can...

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Category: Red River Co-op

UFCW 832 stands in solidarity with the black community

June 5, 2020

Racism, discrimination and violence are not acceptable in our workplaces, or anywhere in our society. Whether it’s from a manager, a co-worker, or our police, it must be challenged and eliminated.

We have always been proud of our diversity and we will continue to empower our members stand up and fight against racism, discrimination and violence.

Black Lives Matter.

 


 

Events happening where you can show up and support:

 

Winnipeg

#Justice4Blacklives
Manitoba Legislative Building...

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Maple Leaf Bargaining is beginning

June 2, 2020

 

We have begun the process of preparing for this year’s negotiations with your employer and your contract will expire on December 31, 2020.

We are putting together your bargaining committee and starting today (June 1st) and going until Friday July 10th we need to hear from you about what you’d like to see in your new contract.

Normally we would have meetings...

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Category: Maple Leaf Consumer Foods-Winnipeg

HyLife Members Ratify New Collective Agreement

May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Over a series of meetings this weekend, UFCW 832 members working at HyLife voted yes by 76% to ratify their new contract.

The bargaining committee worked incredibly hard to get a good agreement for the membership that was fair. The bargaining committee was able to reach a collective agreement that exceeds industry standards and makes improvements in other ways for HyLife members.

“I’m proud of our bargaining committee and our membership at HyLife,” said Bea Bruske, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW Local 832. “Our members at HyLife work hard...

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Category: HyLife

Workers at Wings of Power Ratify New Collective Agreement

May 28, 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – UFCW 832 members working at Wings of Power ratified a new one-year Collective Agreement by mail-in ballot.

This new agreement brings 1.5% in wages, cleans up language and addresses a number of issues members were having regarding using their personal vehicles for work.

“This membership provides vital services in a small rural Manitoba setting that helps other members of the community prosper,” said Phil Kraychuk, Union Negotiator. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, these members are doing incredible work.”

This CBA was bargaining entirely through...

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UFCW 832 welcomes Stonewall & Gimli Red River Co-ops to the Union!

May 27, 2020

TO ALL EMPLOYEES AT RED RIVER CO-OP STONEWALL & GIMLI 
WELCOME TO UFCW LOCAL 832! 

On May 23 & 24, 2020, you received a letter from Red River Co-op letting you know that as a result of a Manitoba Labour Board hearing you are now members of UFCW Local 832. We are sure that you have a lot of questions and want to know so what does this mean for me?

You are now part of an organization that represents over...

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Category: Red River Co-op

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