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Red River Co-op Negotiations Challenging But Continuing

May 23, 2018

Negotiations for the new collective agreement for our members at the Red River Co-op began and then stalled because the chief negotiator for the Co-operative left his position with the company. Negotiations were scheduled to resume on May 22 and 23, with the new head Co-operative negotiator.

Unfortunately, the new Co-op negotiator has also given his notice and will be leaving the Co-operatives at the end of May.  Therefore, he was not available to meet, but the rest of the Co-operative’s committee did meet with the union’s negotiating committee. The parties had productive...

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Category: Red River Co-op

Sysco-IC Members Obtain New Agreement

May 17, 2018

The UFCW Local 832 union members working at Sysco in Inventory Control ratified a new five-year collective agreement.

During the life of this agreement, the members will see their wages rise to $25.65 an hour. The bargaining committee was also able to obtain improvements to the health and welfare plan as well as increase premiums by 20 cents per hour.

Local 832 represents approximately 130 employees at the Sysco warehouse in Winnipeg, and out of that 6 of them work in Inventory Control. Sysco Food Services is a food distribution warehouse that supplies everything needed to...

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Category: SYSCO Food Services

MNU Negotiations Update

May 14, 2018

The Union and Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) bargaining committees have reached an agreement in principle on the renewal of the collective agreement on behalf of approximately 20 staff members working at the MNU office. All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on May 10 and May 11, 2018. 

The exact wording of the new contract is presently being finalized with MNU.  Once this step is complete, union negotiator Sonia Taylor will arrange a meeting so that the committee can explain all of the amendments and allow the UFCW Local 832...

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Strike ends at Aryzta

May 11, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members will return to work on Monday,  May 14. The members ratified a new contract by 75% with Aryzta, ending the two-week strike.

"Our members stood up for themselves to gain a better livelihood," said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. "I'd like to personally thank all those who came out to show their support on the picket line."

The new agreement will give the members 1.8% retro pay, paid lunches and an additional increases of 3.5% in wages over the remaining 3.5 years of the contract.

On April 29, the members turned down the company's final...

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Category: Arytza

FASD Office Workers Reject Tentative Deal

May 11, 2018

The office workers at FASD Life’s Journey rejected the proposed tentative agreement at the ratification votes scheduled for May 9 and 10.

As a result, the next step of the bargaining process is to hold a voting session for a strike mandate. This means that the members will now vote as to whether or not they are prepared to go on strike if the issues that led to the rejection of the aforementioned offer do not improve.

Head union negotiator Martin has set a strike mandate vote for Winnipeg and Brandon members for May 23. He will provide a further update after the results of...

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Category: FASD Life's Journey

Pallister government proclaims Bill 29, causing uncertainty for frontline workers

May 10, 2018

Last night, the Pallister Government proclaimed Bill 29, The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act. Another step by the current government that will cause uncertainty for the frontline.
“The unions in health care already bargain at a central table that allows us to keep wages and other expenses similar and inline while addressing the individual needs of each hospital,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “This is a reckless action right now that will only bring more havoc into health care while the frontline is still recovering from the last wave of changes.”...

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Coca-Cola Winnipeg Members Quench New Agreement

May 8, 2018

The Coca-Cola UFCW members working at the Winnipeg plant voted yes, by 86 per cent, to accept their new collective agreement. Some of the highlights of the newly ratified contract include:

  • A total of a 5.5 per cent wage increase for all classifications during the four years
  • A one-time $200 lump sum payment for all full-time employees
  • An additional $1 more wage adjustment for all drivers and service technicians
  • A 20 per cent increase to short-term disability benefits
  • Footwear allowance increase
  • Pension plan benefit increase
  • ...

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling

Members at Lorette Marketplace Unanimous on New Deal

May 8, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members working at the Lorette Marketplace were sold on their new four-year deal. On May 6, the employees voted 100 per cent in favour of their new collective agreement.


During the life of the contract, employees will see their wages rise by 6.75 per cent, with the first increase retroactive to May 21, 2017. Other monetary improvements are increases to the safety boot allowance, Sunday premium and a new evening shopping premium.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor stated, “The members were pleased with the improved benefits, enhanced contract language and no...

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Category: Lorette Marketplace

Workers at RW Consumer Products Ratify New Agreement

May 2, 2018

UFCW Local 832 members working at RW Packaging Ltd overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new four-year collective agreement.

The new contract includes the following gains:

  • Wage increases of between $1.35 to $1.65 an hour more for the life of the agreement.
  • Reclassification of job levels, resulting in a significant amount of the workers moving to the new level 2, which increased their hourly wage with retropay to October 1, 2017.
  • Evening and night shift premiums increased to 75-cents and $1 per hour respectively
  • Carry over of sick days
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Category: RW Packaging

Gillam Co-op Negotiations Ongoing

May 1, 2018

The Union and the Gillam Co-op commenced negotiations on April 24 to 26, 2018. Both sides brought many proposals to the table, which they would like to see negotiated into the renewed collective agreement on behalf of UFCW Local 832 members working at the Co-op.

During this first bargaining session, the parties did agree to some of the non-monetary items and had good discussions on several of the other proposals. However, the Co-op has proposed concessions, which the union is not willing to agree to. Therefore, the committees have set further dates, May 28 to 31, to continue...

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Category: Gilliam Co-op


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