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Diageo Negotiations Scheduled to Begin

October 23, 2018

The union committee, led by Secretary-Treasurer Beatrice Bruske and assisted by union rep Phil Kraychuk and members Corey Kowalski and Steve Lebel, will be meeting with the company to exchange proposals and begin bargaining on December 6, 2018. Secretary-Treasurer Bruske will be providing regular updates as negotiations progress.

Diageo Canada Inc - Gimli plant produces Crown Royal Whiskey in Gimli, Manitoba.  UFCW Local 832 represents approximately 50 members at the Gimli plant who are responsible for producing, distilling and maturing the whiskey before it is shipped to Ontario...

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Category: Diageo

Viterra Negotiations Resume Next Month

October 19, 2018

The union negotiating committee, consisting of head negotiator Blake Crothers, Tyler Ledoux, Stephane Lemoine, and Ryan Kenny, met with the company October 3, 4, and 5 to commence the bargaining of their first contract. The tone of negotiations was good and the parties were able to resolve a number of the non-monetary items. Negotiations are scheduled to resume in November.

“We still have a lot of heavy lifting ahead of us,” stated union negotiator Crothers. “There are still proposals that we have not touched on, including the monetary items, which will start to address in the next...

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Category: Viterra

Workers at Loblaw Ratify New Contract

October 14, 2018


On Sunday, October 14, 2018, UFCW Local 832 members working for Loblaw at Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills all across Manitoba ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Loblaw.

“Our bargaining committee achieved real gains for themselves and their coworkers at Loblaw,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. "In an increasingly challenging industry, I'm proud of the hard work that this committee has put in."

The new agreement with Loblaw brings UFCW 832 members the largest ever financial improvement to the health and welfare benefit plan which...

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Category: Loblaws

Tentative agreement reached with Loblaw

September 28, 2018


The bargaining committee representing over 3500 workers at Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills stores across Manitoba reached a tentative agreement at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018, with Loblaw.

“Thanks to our members’ strong strike mandate and some long days of bargaining, we were finally able to get a deal we can recommend to our membership,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW...

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Category: Loblaws

Members at MNU Ratify New Collective Agreement

September 27, 2018

UFCW 832 union members working at MNU ratified a new four-year collective agreement by 82 per cent.

During the life of the agreement, wages will increase by 6.5 per cent, with the first increase retroactive to October 1, 2017. The new contract also contains improvements to bereavement leave, as well as new wording adding Employment Standards leaves of absence.

“There were a few hiccups but all-in-all this is a very good agreement and we were able to include a lot of language cleanup this time around,” said union negotiator Sonia Taylor.

The Manitoba Nurses' Union (MNU...

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Category: Manitoba Nurses' Union

Check out the latest Loblaw Bargaining Committee Video

September 26, 2018

Bargaining with Loblaw is ongoing until the deadline tomorrow at midnight, but in the meantime, check out the latest video from your bargaining committee.


See what else your bargaining committee has to say

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Category: Loblaws

Workers at Loblaw give strong strike mandate

September 24, 2018

The attached video was posted on Tuesday, September 25, from Jeff Traeger to thank the members for their strong strike mandate.


September 24, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. - After several meetings across the province and a day of drop-in voting at the UFCW Training Centre, workers at Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills all across Manitoba voted 99% in favour of giving their bargaining committee a...

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Category: Loblaws

Loblaw Strike Mandate Meetings this Sunday

September 21, 2018

The bargaining committee is asking for a strike mandate this Sunday from all members working at Superstore, Extra Foods and No Frills. A strong strike mandate will show Loblaw that it's all members working at Superstore, Extra Foods and Loblaw who want a fair deal.

"The strike mandate gives your bargaining committee the ability to show the company that we're speaking on behalf of all members at Loblaw in...

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Category: Loblaws

UFCW 832 calls for strike mandate vote against Loblaw

September 15, 2018

UFCW Local 82 is asking for members working at Loblaw stores across Manitoba to give a strong strike mandate to the bargaining committee to send a message to the company.

"Your bargaining committee is extremely disappointed with the offer that was tabled by Loblaw," said President Jeff Traeger. "It's very clear to us at this point that Loblaw is not taking this as seriously as we need them to."


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Category: Loblaws

Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week

September 12, 2018


September 9 - 15 has been declared the Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week.  A huge thank you goes out to the Alliance of Direct Support Professionals of Manitoba, and Abilities Manitoba for making this happen.

UFCW 832 represents over 600 workers supporting Manitobans...

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