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Loblaw Strike Mandate Meetings this Sunday

September 21, 2018

The bargaining committee is asking for a strike mandate this Sunday from all members working at Superstore, Extra Foods and No Frills. A strong strike mandate will show Loblaw that it's all members working at Superstore, Extra Foods and Loblaw who want a fair deal.

"The strike mandate gives your bargaining committee the ability to show the company that we're speaking on behalf of all members at Loblaw in...

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Category: Loblaws

UFCW 832 calls for strike mandate vote against Loblaw

September 15, 2018

UFCW Local 82 is asking for members working at Loblaw stores across Manitoba to give a strong strike mandate to the bargaining committee to send a message to the company.

"Your bargaining committee is extremely disappointed with the offer that was tabled by Loblaw," said President Jeff Traeger. "It's very clear to us at this point that Loblaw is not taking this as seriously as we need them to."


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Category: Loblaws

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

September 12, 2018


September 9 - 15 has been declared the Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week.  A huge thank you goes out to the Alliance of Direct Support Professionals of Manitoba, and Abilities Manitoba for making this happen.

UFCW 832 represents over 600 workers supporting Manitobans...

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SRG Negotiations Continue September 27

September 10, 2018

At the end of the bargaining session on September 10, the union and the company have one remaining monetary matter. The parties have scheduled September 27 to continue bargaining and should be able to come to a tentative deal.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel will provide the security officers working at SRG Security Resources Group with an update as to the status of their negotiations following the September 27 meeting.

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Category: SRG Security Resource Group

Manitoba Nurses Union Ratification Vote

September 6, 2018

A tentative Agreement has been reached between your union bargaining committee and MNU. Your union is recommending this settlement.

Accordingly, we have scheduled a membership meeting to vote on the settlement as follows:

Monday, September 24th, 2018, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

The meeting will take place in the MNU main boardroom. 
275 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB


Click here to add the meeting to your calendar.


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Category: Manitoba Nurses' Union

Back at the table with Loblaw

August 30, 2018


After a long summer break, your bargaining committee, led by President Jeff Traeger met with Loblaw on August 29th and 30th to discuss the Superstore, Extra Foods and No Frills agreements. Now, we are now in the last month of bargaining where we will be discussing monetary issues, including wages, benefits, pensions and hours.

"It's critically important that our members at Loblaw get involved in the bargaining process," said President Traeger. "Coming up in the next couple of weeks, we will be scheduling a meeting where you will hear what's happening at the bargaining table...

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Category: Loblaws

SRG Bargaining Productive

August 30, 2018

The union negotiating committee met with SRG Security Resources Group on August 29 to begin talks towards the renewal of the collective agreement for the security guards working at SRG.

“It was a very productive day of bargaining and we were able to settle all non-monetary items as well as some monetary ones,” said head union negotiator Martin Trudel.

The parties have September 10 as their next date of negotiations and we address all of the remaining outstanding items. Negotiator Trudel will provide a further update, following the September 10 as to the status of these...

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Category: SRG Security Resource Group

New deal for Red River Coop

August 21, 2018

On Tuesday, August 21, the members working at Red River Coop ratified their first collective agreement under the Red River Co-op banner by 89%.  The new collective agreement is a two and a half year deal, expiring in August of 2020.

The initial contract expired in March, but due to significant financial realities on behalf of Red River Co-op grocery, instead of a strike vote at the time, your union took a different approach to maintain good paying jobs and stability for our members going forward. Negotiator Bea Bruske held meetings starting in February with the membership to...

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Category: Red River Co-op

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.

The PRODUCTION workers ratified their new collective agreement by 83 per cent. The production workers will see their wages increase by 8.5 per cent over the four years.

The contract wasn’t set to...

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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 be addressing the remaining monetary proposals with an aim at reaching a deal we can bring back to the membership.”

Negotiator Trudel will provide a further update as to the status of these...

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Category: Visions of Independence


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