COVID-19 Media

Below is a collection of UFCW 832’s media during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

June 12 – CBC Podcast

June 3 – Pallister announces one-time bonus payment for low-wage front-line workers

June 2 – Long list of front-line workers to receive top-up cheques in Manitoba

May 28 – Temporary wage increase for grocery store workers should be permanent, say unions

May 27 – Loblaw extends temporary pay increase to June 13, workers say it’s not long enough

May 17 – Security guard at Brandon Maple Leaf Foods plant tests positive for COVID-19

May 17 – Security guard at Brandon meat plant tests positive for COVID-19

May 16 – Maple Leaf contractor tests positive for COVID-19

May 16 – Bonus question: Which workers should get a share of Manitoba’s $120M ‘risk payment’ fund?

May 13 – Front-line Manitoba COVID-19 workers to get one-time ‘risk payment’

May 13 – Labour, business will have say in $120-M wage top-up for essential workers: premier

May 7 – Physical distancing a challenge in the tight confines of commercial kitchens, workers say

May 1 – ‘This is a serious virus’: How employees are feeling as Manitoba prepares to ease COVID-19 restrictions

April 29 – Eager employees anticipate their return to work, but how safe will it be?

April 29 – Manitobans most vulnerable to severe COVID-19 outcomes wary about returning to work

April 28 – Manitoba Workers Are Worried About Outbreaks at Big Meat Processing Plants

April 27 – Patience, respect crucial during stressful times

April 25 – Changing the way we shop

April 24 – ‘Worst scenario I’ve seen in decades’ for Manitoba producers as demand disappears: Pork Council GM

April 22 – Union calls on Loblaw to cancel ‘no tax’ event due to crowd concerns

April 22 – ‘Reckless and Irresponsible’: Union Calls on Superstore to Cancel ‘No-Tax’ Event

April 20 – Advocate says it’s time for food and grocery workers to be treated like heroes

April 18 – Post-pandemic, advocates hope to see ‘new appreciation,’ support for gig and low-wage workers

April 14 – S. Dakota pork plant hit; area producers take precautions

April 11 – Union confirms McCain layoffs in Carberry

April 9 – Retail workers’ union calls for standardized social distancing (Scroll to the bottom)

April 8 – Customers adjusting as grocery stores beef up measures to prevent spread of COVID-19

April 6 – Shoppers say physical distancing left up to them at busy grocery stores

April 6 – Manitoba grocery store workers experiencing mix of negative and thoughtful customer behaviour amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 4 – Grocery customers follow guidelines

April 3 – Union calls on customers to stop ‘bullying’ grocery store workers

March 27 – ‘Please pay attention’: unions issue public plea to protect front-line workers

March 25 – Higher pay for grocery employees deserved but doesn’t go far enough, says union president

March 24 – UFCW members gain wage premiums, more safety protections at Olymel, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods

March 24 – Grocery stores stepping up safety measures, including protective screens, amidst COVID-19 pandemic

March 19 – Declare grocery store staff essential, provide access to protective gear, Manitoba union says