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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


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

Assisted Living Workers Deserve Better!

May 19, 2020

Earlier today, President Traeger sent a letter to Premier Pallister to call for a $5 hourly wage increase for assisted living workers during this pandemic, in support of the Abilities Manitoba Campaign. Along with the call for this pay increase, President Traeger also called for increased stable funding to this sector, so that when this pandemic is over, workers will have a $15/ hour minimum starting wage.


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Category: Covid-19

Now is ‘still’ the time to be kind!

May 15, 2020

As we head into the long weekend (even though it hardly feels like it), workers on the frontlines of this pandemic are still doing their part as they have since the beginning. Our members in retail and security have been out there with the public making sure shelves are stocked and property and communities are secure. They have also had to maintain social distancing protocols in the places they work or are assigned to work. This is a tough and thankless task that can, unfortunately, result in abuse.

The majority of customers, clients and the public are polite, thankful and extremely...

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Category: Covid-19

Close Call at Maple Leaf Brandon

May 15, 2020

Last night, the union was informed about a positive case of COVID-19 in a security guard who worked at the plant. The good news for members working at the plant is that the security guard has not been present at the plant for over two weeks, and they contracted COVID-19 after their last shift at the plant.

“This is a reminder of how vigilant we need to be,” said Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832. “I’m very relieved that COVID-19 still has not made it’s way into Maple Leaf, or any other large plant in Manitoba, but this feels like a close call.”

The union is still...

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Category: Covid-19

UFCW Members at Chalet Malouin Ratify New Collective Agreement

May 11, 2020

Workers at Chalet Malouin, a seniors retirement home, ratified their new one-year collective bargaining agreement this week.

In addition to a 1.5% wage increase, the workers at Chalet Malouin secured the following benefits:

  • An extra float day
  • New bereavement language
  • Allowing more sick time to be used for family leave
  • A revamped health and wellness spending account
  • A footwear allowance for all employees, who spend all day on their feet
  • A increase to their RRSP contributions
  • An increase to the long service premium,...

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Category: Chalet Malouin

EPIC St. Malo Secures 3% Wage Increase and Higher Premiums for Members

May 11, 2020

Congratulations to the UFCW Local 832 members at EPIC St. Malo for ratifying their new two-year collective agreement.

EPIC St. Malo members, who support clients with intellectual disabilities, will receive a 3% wage increase over two years. They also negotiated:

  • An extra float day
  • An increase to their RRSP contributions
  • Improvements to their dental plan
  • More money for education and training opportunities
  • Increase to the training premium
  • A long service premium increase
  • A long service severance bonus


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Category: EPIC de St Malo/SMILE of St Malo Inc.

Taxes on bonus pay and the CERB

April 24, 2020

For anyone who is taking the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), you will have to pay tax on that income next year when you file your income taxes.

Why doesn't the government just take taxes off now?

Because you need money now!

It's better for you to have money in your pockets now, so you can pay your bills and buy groceries. This has two benefits; the first is that you get to look after your families and yourself, and the second is that you spend that money back into the economy.

To be safe, you should put some money aside for tax...

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Category: Covid-19

UFCW Local 832 calls on Loblaw and the Province of Manitoba to Cancel No Tax Sale on Non-Essential Goods

April 22, 2020

UFCW Local 832 has been informed by representatives of Loblaw that their Superstores in Manitoba will be having a “No Tax Sale” from April 24th to the 30th on non-food items like gardening supplies, clothing, barbeques and patio furniture.

These events draw large crowds and potentially put the safety of our members, and the public at risk.

“The sale is on non-essential items only and is slated to be held in every province west of Quebec,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832.  “We believe this goes against the intent of the Public Health Order for Manitoba by...

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Category: Covid-19

Ratification Vote for BIMBO Canada (Formerly Canada Bread)

April 7, 2020

Voting is taking place now

By now you should have received a ballot along with a ratification document and instructions on how to vote in the mail.

If you did not receive this in the mail, you should:

  1. Download the Ratification Document here.
  2. Along with the instructions of How To Vote
  3. Contact Blake at the contact below to get a ballot.

There was a Telephone Town Hall that took place where...

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