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Meeting with Maple Leaf management

December 19, 2019

UFCW Local 832 will be meeting with officials from Maple Leaf on January 10, 2020. It’s UFCW 832's hope that we can secure a new fair offer for our members at this meeting.

Following the meeting on January 10, UFCW Local 832 will host a meeting on January 12 to discuss the details of the meeting with the membership and hold a vote.

This will either be a ratification vote or a strike vote, depending on the outcome of the meeting with Maple Leaf.

The current contract will remain in effect until a strike or lockout occurs, or until a new collective agreement has been...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Break Schedule coming to PC Express

December 17, 2019

Since PC Express (formerly Click and Collect) had been introduced in Loblaw stores, our members have been feeling pressured to get all of their work done.

Results from a survey we sent out to our members show a majority of members are voluntarily not taking their breaks, and some have even been denied breaks.

“Many of our members were concerned that if they take their breaks, their work won’t get done and then they would be disciplined,” said Roberta Hoogervorst, Retail Coordinator for UFCW Local 832.

Retail Coordinator, Roberta Hoogervorst and Union Rep, Geoff Bergen...

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Category: News

Members at Sun Gro give Strong Strike Mandate

December 16, 2019

On December 15, 2019 - UFCW 832 members working at SunGro have voted 95% in favour of a strike mandate.

Union Negotiator Sonia Taylor said, "This strong strike mandate will show their employer that it's time to get serious at the bargaining table."

UFCW 832 has four days scheduled with the employer at the end of January, and we have set a strike deadline of 12:01 on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. If a fair deal cannot be reached with the employer by that time, then a strike will commence.

The collective agreement expired in June of 2019.

Sun Gro Hort Inc. is a peat...

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

Thompson Homeless Shelter Ratifies New Agreement

December 12, 2019

On December 9, 2019, the outreach workers at Thompson Homeless Shelter Inc. ratified a new collective agreement by 80%.

As a result, the Thompson workers have earned wage increases, paid training opportunities, and four new float days. The new collective agreement also cleans up language from the previous collective agreement.

“We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish for a group of extremely hardworking members. Now we hope they get to enjoy this Christmas, knowing that the wage increase they earned will make life easier for their families,” said Phil Kraychuk,...

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Category: Thompson Homeless Shelter

Workers at Maple Leaf Brandon Reject Tentative Agreement

December 3, 2019

On Monday, December 2, 2019, UFCW members at the Maple Leaf Plant in Brandon voted 65 percent to reject the tentative agreement reached with their employer on November 19. 

The bargaining committee will be working out the next steps in the coming days and will keep our members apprised of any developments. 

The current agreement expires on December 31, at midnight. 

UFCW Local 832 represents 1,900 members at the Brandon pork processing plant.

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Members at Federated Co-op turn down Final Offer, Opting for Final Offer Selection

November 26, 2019

After 12 hours of voting over multiple separate meetings, 105 of 122 members at Federated Cooperative Ltd. (FCL) voted 96% in opposition to the Employer's Final offer.

The group then voted 96% in favour of using Final Offer Selection (FOS).

More details to follow

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UFCW Welcomes New Members at Dunn-Rite

November 25, 2019

UFCW Local 832 would like to welcome the Maintenance Department at Dunn-Rite to the Union.  These members maintain the equipment and make sure production lines are running correctly. Without these workers, the plant stops.

Union organizer, Mike Howden was approached with issues of wages and workplace respect and dignity after seeing the improvements that UFCW members were gaining on the production side, and they wanted to have a strong unified voice to stand up to management and improve their conditions.

“Congratulations to these new members at Dunn-Rite,” stated Jeff Traeger...

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Category: Dunn-Rite Food Products

Garda Ratification Vote

November 25, 2019

Please be advised that your bargaining committee comprised of Deborah Jones and Blake Crothers are very pleased to inform you that a tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer.

As such, ratification vote sessions will be held in order to present you with the tentative agreement in place and give you the opportunity to vote on it since you have the last say.

The date, times and location of the meetings are as follows:

Sunday, December 15, 2019

8:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM
(You only need...

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Category: Garda Security

Proposal Meeting scheduled for members at J.C. Foods

November 25, 2019


Dear member working at J.C. Foods,

As you know, your existing Collective Bargaining Agreement expires on January 31, 2020. 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 a proposal meeting 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.


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Category: J.C. Foods

Tentative Agreement Reached with Stella's for UFCW Members at Osborne Location

November 22, 2019


The UFCW 832 bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with Stella's at the Osborne location. 

As this is the first contract for our members at Stella's Osborne, we ask that they make every effort to be at the meeting.

Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 3:30 p.m.
At the UFCW 832 Office, located at 1412 Portage Avenue.

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At the meeting, the details of your first contract will be presented to you, and following that, you...

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