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UFCW 832 is pleased to see Right to Refuse Sunday Work legislation maintained

November 22, 2019

UFCW 832 is pleased to see that the right of retail-workers to refuse work on Sundays will remain in legislation and will continue to be a right that Manitobans can rely on.

As part of the Labour Caucus of the Labour Management Review Committee (LMRC), we argued the importance of the right to refuse work on Sundays so that our members and all Manitobans working in retail could maintain some work-life balance.

"We appreciate that this government has listened to our member's concerns and has maintained this right," said Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832. "While work-...

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Tentative Agreement reached with Maple Leaf Brandon

November 20, 2019

Watch President Traeger's Video update, or read the transcript below.

Hi, I'm Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832, and I'm here to give you an update on negotiations in Brandon.

As many of you are aware, we've been bargaining with the employer since June of this year. So it's been a really long, long sled. And...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Federated Co-op Vote on Final Offer and to Authorized Final Offer Selection

November 18, 2019

Vote on Final Offer and 
to Authorized Final Offer Selection

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, or 7:00 PM
(You only need to attend one meeting)

Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel
1715 Wellington Avenue

TO:     ALL...

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Negotiations Breakdown – Strike Vote Scheduled for members at Sun Gro Horticulture Canada Ltd.

November 13, 2019

After 5 days of bargaining, it has become apparent that the Company is not serious about reaching a new Collective Agreement.  In an effort to speed up negotiations, your bargaining committee requested the government to appoint a conciliation officer to assist the parties.  On November 12th, we met with the Company and the conciliation officers and little to no progress was made. Your negotiation committee cancelled negotiations for November 13th as well as the dates in December, as the Company does not appear to show an interest in bargaining.

At this time, your bargaining...

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

HyLife Foods Negotiations Update

November 12, 2019


Negotiations for a new collective agreement started on Friday, November 1st.  The parties have had two days of negotiations to date and have seven more days scheduled between now and Christmas. 

Your Union negotiating committee is comprised of:

  • Ted Bacalzo
  • Kevin Hulsmans
  • Arnold Nayve
  • Colin Nicholson
  • Cam Nicholl
  • Phil Salmon
  • Robert Villafranca
  • Tim Whitford
  • Union Rep, Wendy Lundy
  • Union Negotiator, Blake Crothers
  • ...

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Category: HyLife

Epic Opportunities Ratifies Collective Agreement by 91%

November 11, 2019


After several months of negotiations, UFCW 832 is pleased to announce that Epic Opportunities has ratified a new collective agreement with a solid turnout and 91% of the vote.

Some of the most important changes include cleaning up outdated language in the agreement, opening up paid bereavement days - so they no longer have to be taken consecutively, and securing new language on personal vehicle usage and float days.
Union negotiator, Phil Kraychuk said, “The new language in this contract will allow us to push forward other priorities for our members, even when the...

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Category: Epic Opportunities

Negotiation Dates set for members at Valleyview Consumer Co-op Ltd.

October 29, 2019

I am pleased to advise you that negotiations with the Co-operative for a new Collective Agreement will be held on December 4 and December 5, 2019.  During these meetings, your Negotiating Committee, consisting of Marie Hoyt, Lesley Mead, Sheila Milligan, Marianne Tomms and myself will work towards negotiating improvements to your existing Collective Agreement based on the feedback you provided at the proposal meetings.

After this set of negotiations, you will be updated as to the status of bargaining.  Should you have any questions, please contact me at 1-888-832-9832 or by email at...

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Category: Valleyview Co-operatives Ltd.

UFCW 832 heads to conciliation with Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

October 29, 2019

Re: Negotiations Continue January 6 to January 8, 2020, with Conciliation Officer

From October 16 to October 18, 2019, we met with the Co-operative to continue negotiations.  Progress has been slow, but we have agreed to the majority of non-monetary items.

Unfortunately, the Co-op has proposed several concessions that could take away or reduce some of the benefits and compensation that you currently have. Your Union Bargaining Committee has no intention of agreeing to these concessions.  The Union applied for conciliation and we will be meeting with...

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Category: Ukrainian Co-operatives Ltd.

Rolling Dale Members Vote in favour of Strike Action

October 25, 2019

October 24, 2019 - UFCW members at Rolling Dale Enterprises Inc. in Rivers MB voted 94% in favour of giving the Bargaining Committee a Strike Mandate.

The current agreement ended on August 31, and the current agreement is in effect until a new contract can be ratified.

The UFCW 832 bargaining committee will be returning to the table with the employer as soon as possible to work out a deal.

Rolling Dale Enterprises, Inc. provides housing and support to persons with disabilities and their families through advocacy, individual consultation, training and information. Over...

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Category: Rolling Dale Enterprises

UFCW 832 Files Record Number of Grievances Against Stella's

October 18, 2019

Hi, I'm Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832.

I'm here to give you an update on Stella's Sherbrook Avenue.

We received a new contract from the MB Labour Board, Imposed by the board on September 20th. It's an important contract, one...

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