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FASD Members Unanimous on New Agreement

April 13, 2018

On April 11, Local 832 members working FASD Life’s Journey Inc. voted 100 per cent in favour of a new 2 ½-year collective agreement.

Besides a lot of needed language improvements to the agreement and no concessions, the members obtained new seniority premiums equivalent to a 1.75 per cent and a 3.5 per cent increase for full-time employees with five and ten years of seniority. The new contract also contains improvements to bereavement leave.

FASD Life’s Journey Inc. is an agency providing disability services in multiple rural and urban locations within the province of...

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

Assistance Requested for MNU Negotiations

April 12, 2018

Negotiations on the renewal of the collective agreement the Local 832 members working at the Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) will continue on May 10, with the assistance of a conciliation officer. The parties also have bargaining scheduled for May 11.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will provide the members with an update after the May 11th meeting.

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Category: Manitoba Nurses' Union

ACL Virden Negotiations Start in June

April 11, 2018

Negotiation dates have now been set in June to start bargaining the renewal of the collective agreement for UFCW Local 832 union members working at ACL Virden.

Martin Trudel will head the union negotiating committee. Once bargaining begins, he will provide updates as negotiations progress.

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Category: ACL Virden

Carberry Distribution Centre (CDC) Negotiations Set for May 29

April 11, 2018

The union bargaining committee comprised of head negotiator Martin Trudel, Derek Alcock and Kelly Rankmore, will meet with employer on May 29 and 30.

During this first set of bargaining, the union will present the list of proposals regarding improved contract language, benefits and wage increases that they would like see negotiated into the new collective agreement for the members working at CDC.

Negotiator Trudel will provide an update on the status of the negotiations after the May 30 meeting.

CDC is a freezer warehouse located in Carberry, Manitoba. UFCW Local 832...

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Category: Carberry Distribution Centre


March 27, 2018

The negotiations of the renewal of the collective agreement for the FASD Life’s Journey-Office Workers is set to continue on April 20.

Union negotiator Martin Trudel said, “I’m pleased to advise that the FASD board of directors has given the agency direction in terms of how the funding is to be used and as such bargaining is now set to resume. The union committee is confident the parties will be able to complete the negotiations process.”

Following the aforementioned date, the union will provide the FASD members with an update as to the status of their negotiations.


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Category: FASD Life's Journey

Proposal Meetings for Visions of Independance

March 26, 2018

Your existing Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on June 30, 2018. We have already begun to prepare for negotiations to bargain a new agreement on your behalf.  Part of the preparation process is to obtain your ideas about what improvements should be negotiated into it.  

As such, we will be hosting proposal meetings for you to attend so we can obtain those ideas from you and use them to draft our official proposals to present to your employer once negotiations begin.

The dates, times and locations of the meetings are as follows:


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Category: Visions of Independence

Workers at Safeway ratify new contract

March 25, 2018

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, UFCW Local 832 members working at Safeway voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year collective agreement with Sobeys. Thanks to an overwhelming strike mandate, the bargaining committee was able to protect the rights and benefits that Safeway employees have fought for over the years and push back against major concessions.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our bargaining committee and our members for giving us such a strong strike mandate that made this deal possible,” said...

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Category: Sobey's

Workers at Sysco Warehouse ratify new contract

March 22, 2018

On March 22, 2018, UFCW Local 832 members ratified a new deal for workers at Sysco Warehouse. 

The new contract was ratified by 59%, bringing in improvements to wages, benefits, improved language, and addressed Engineered Labour Standard (ELS) concerns.

"There was a lot of back and forth to reach a good deal for the members, but in the end, we got a good contract for the membership," said Blake Crothers, union negotiator.

Sysco Warehouse members work in inventory, warehousing, freezer, and shipping. Local 832 represents over 100 employees at this facility.

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

Tentative agreement reached with Sobeys

March 17, 2018

Watch President Traeger's video update on the tentative agreement reached today (March 17, 2018)


The bargaining committee representing roughly 2200 workers at Safeway stores across Manitoba reached a tentative agreement on March 17, 2018, with Sobeys West Inc.

“This round of bargaining was unlike any other I’ve ever had in my...

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Category: Sobey's

Safeway (Sobeys) Bargaining update for March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018

The bargaining committee has been at the table all day with the employer, there is no update we can give at this time on the progress.

Stay tuned for an update tomorrow when bargaining wraps up.

We would also like to repeat one last time, that there is no strike this Sunday, March 18.  There will be meetings across the province next Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Click here to view dates and times of the meetings

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Category: Sobey's


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