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RW Consumer Negotiations Progress

November 27, 2017

The bargaining committees for RW Consumer Products met on November 22 and 23. The two days proved to be quite successful as the parties were able to agree on the majority of the non-monetary items.

Negotiations towards a new collective agreement for the union members at RW Consumer will resume in the New Year. Tentative dates are set for January 17 and 18. Union negotiator Blake Crothers will keep the members updated as negotiations progress.

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Category: RW Packaging

Your Safeway Bargaining Committee

November 24, 2017

We are pleased to introduce you to your Safeway Bargaining Committee for this next round of contract negotiations with Sobey's West Inc.


At the Local, we have been busy setting out the groundwork for the first two rounds of negotiations, which will involve the Sobeys West Inc./Safeway and the Red River Co-op members, province-wide.

Retail shopping patterns...

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Category: Safeway

Fisher Branch International Convention Meeting Change

November 23, 2017

Due to weather conditions the Fisher Branch Meeting for the Internation Convention Nominations has been moved to Monday, November 27th at 6:15 pm

The meeting will take place at the Fisher Branch Community Centre on Tache Street.

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Fisher Branch International Convention Meeting Postponed

November 20, 2017

We are sorry to say that due to the weather, today's nomination meeting in Fisher Branch is cancelled.

We will post a new date and notify members in the area asap.

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Fisher Branch International Convention Meeting Change

November 15, 2017

The nomination meeting that was scheduled for today in Fisher Branch has been moved to Monday, November 20th at 6:30 pm.

We apologize for the late notice.


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Arctic Co-op Members Approve New Six-Year Agreement

November 14, 2017

On November 8, UFCW Local 832 members working at Arctic Co-op voted in favour a new six-year agreement.

During the life of the agreement workers’ wages will increase by 13.5 per cent. In addition to the 13.5 per cent wage increases, hourly employees also received a 25¢ per hour pay hike. These increases were retroactive to July 1, 2017. At date of ratification, union members also received a $1,000 lump sum payment.

“The union bargaining committee unanimously recommended acceptance of this agreement,” said lead union negotiator Sonia Taylor.

Other monetary gains include...

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Category: Arctic Co-operatives Ltd

Celebrations Negotiations Set to Resume

November 7, 2017

The bargaining committees for the union and the employer will resume talks in the month of December. Union negotiator Blake Crothers will provide a further update after the next round of negotiations.

Celebrations is a dinner theatre where you can go and enjoy a musical while you dine. UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 40 members who in the Box Office/Adcast.


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Category: Celebrations (Winnipeg) LP

Members at Pepsi Brandon Unanimous on 3-Year Deal

November 1, 2017

UFCW members working at the Pepsi Brandon plant voted 100 per cent in favour of their new collective agreement. The employees will see their wages increase by $1.35 per hour over the next three years, which along with the Winnipeg plant, is the highest in Canada. Plus, at date of ratification, each member also received a $500 signing bonus.

The union negotiating committee was also successful in obtaining increases to the safety footwear allowance, bereavement leave, as well as vacation payout for up to two weeks.

Approximately 90 per cent of the members attended the...

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Category: Pepsi Bottling

The Executive Board Elections Concluded

October 31, 2017


UFCW Local 832 members are pleased with the existing executive board and the direction that the Local is heading under the leadership of President Jeff Traeger and Secretary-Treasurer Beatrice Bruske. 

Of the 17 vice-presidents positions, there were eight challenged positions that required elections. Ballots were counted on October 30th.


Congratulations to the challenged incumbents: 

  • Tom Biebrich (SunGro Horticulture)
  • Kathy Brnjas (Loblaw Companies Ltd.)
  • Dianne Gibson-Pierce (Loblaw Companies Ltd.)
  • Alex...

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Proposals Meeting Scheduled for Gillam Co-op Members

October 30, 2017

Part of the bargaining process is for the union to get ideas from the members as to what they would like to see changed in their new collective agreement. The current agreement for the Gillam Co-op expires on December 31, 2017.

As such, the union has scheduled a proposal meeting for November 28. This will give the members at the Gillam Co-op a chance to bring their ideas forward so that the union committee can draft their official proposals to present to the Co-op once negotiations begin.

UFCW Local 832 represents about 60 employees at the Co-op who work in grocery, meat,...

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Category: Gilliam Co-op


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