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Tentative Agreement Reached for members at ESIT Canada.

June 11, 2019

Ratification Vote Session Set for Tuesday, June 25


Please be advised that the ESIT Canada Bargaining Committee comprised of Karen Dietz, Bryce Soulliere and myself are very pleased to inform you that a tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer.

As such, a ratification vote session will be held in order to present you with the tentative...

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Category: ESIT Canada

Union Members at Reh-Fit Say Yes New Agreement

June 11, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at the Manitoba Cardiac Institute (Reh-Fit) Inc. in Winnipeg voted 100 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement.

During the life of the two-year deal, members will see their wages go up by 3.75 per cent. Other monetary increases included a hike in their employer-paid RRSP contributions and employees can now carry over their overtime.

The Reh-Fit takes a unique approach in helping adults learn the strategies to overcome life’s challenges and stay committed to a healthier...

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Category: Reh-Fit Centre

Negotiation Preparations are Well Underway at Maple Leaf

June 7, 2019

Your Maple Leaf Brandon Union Negotiating Committee (see names below) met on Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th to prepare for the upcoming negotiations meeting with the Company.  

Your committee reviewed the submissions received from the ballot box suggestions from the plant and all e-mail submissions.  We will be meeting with the Company’s Negotiating Committee on Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th to exchange proposals.

The Union has an extensive proposal package and we expect the Company will also have lengthy proposals for us to review. 

As we...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Garda Proposal Meetings

June 6, 2019


We have many convenient ways to submit them:

At our Drop-In Meeting
Tuesday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UFCW - 1412 Portage Avenue 

By Telephone Town Hall
Tuesday, June 11, at either 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.


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Category: Garda Security

Dauphin Co-op Negotiations Breakdown

June 4, 2019

After seven days of talks on several issues regarding wages, scheduling and important contract language, negotiations between the parties has hit standstill.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor said, “It is apparent that the Co-op is not serious about reaching a new collective agreement. They are sending a clear message that they are not prepared to offer a fair deal.”

As such, negotiator Taylor has scheduled meetings for July 7 to get together with the members of the Dauphin Co-op to review and vote on the Co-op’s last offer, as well as obtain further input from the members.


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Category: Dauphin Co-operatives Ltd.

Members at Souris Valley Foods Unanimous on Five-Year Deal

May 31, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Souris Valley Foods ratified a new union contract that provides wage increases over the next five years and enhanced benefits.

The new deal guarantees a 12 per cent increase to wages, with the first increase retroactive to January 11, 2019. It also contains improved benefits to dental, bereavement leave, severance pay, and part-time employees can also now opt into the health and welfare plan. The bargaining committee made many enhancements to language regarding adjustment of grievances and conciliation service, disciplines, as well as other sections...

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EPIC Opportunities Negotiations Underway

May 30, 2019

The union and the company bargaining committees met on May 23, 2019, to begin negotiations towards a new collective agreement for the members working at EPIC Opportunities Inc.

At this meeting, the union brought a very robust proposal package and the employer came in with a smaller proposal package.

Union negotiator Phil Kraychuk stated, “Our first initial meeting went well. We have more days booked, however, due conflicting schedules, our next meeting is not until July. However, one the union's proposals is...

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Thousands of Manitobans Marched in the 1919 Solidarity Parade

May 30, 2019

UFCW 832 members recreating the iconic image of the streetcar being tipped.


As the presenting sponsor of the Solidarity Parade, UFCW Local 832 lead the parade with its custom-built float that was a recreation of the iconic image of the streetcar that was tipped over.

"It's great to see so many union members and activists come out in support of this parade," said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW...

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May 30, 2019


UFCW is a proud supporter of Pride Winnipeg, as well as Pride marches in other communities throughout Manitoba. Local 832 has a long history of being an advocate for equality and inclusion for all its members. The union believes everyone deserves a workplace free from discrimination, violence and abuse—regardless of sex, sex characteristics, sex orientation, gender or gender identity.

Pride Events in Manitoba

  • May 11...

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Stellas Sherbrook Negotiations Hit a Snag

May 22, 2019


Negotiations for your first contract with Stella’s Café and Bakery have been underway since March 18th of this year. To date, we have had five days at the table and resolved a number of Articles in your new contract.

We have made steady progress over the two months at the table, recognizing that the issues we are dealing with in the early stages of bargaining are more minor in nature. As we moved the talks into more substantial issues, such as monetary proposals, reaching an agreement has become far more challenging.

Your representatives at the table are committed to...

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