News & Events

This page contains the current and most recent UFCW 832 news from the past three months. For older news items, please visit our News Archive page.


2020

Assisted Living Workers Deserve Better!

May 19, 2020

Earlier today, President Traeger sent a letter to Premier Pallister to call for a $5 hourly wage increase for assisted living workers during this pandemic, in support of the Abilities Manitoba Campaign. Along with the call for this pay increase, President Traeger also...

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Category: Covid-19

Now is ‘still’ the time to be kind!

May 15, 2020

As we head into the long weekend (even though it hardly feels like it), workers on the frontlines of this pandemic are still doing their part as they have since the beginning. Our members in retail and security have been out there with the public making sure shelves are stocked and property and communities are secure. They have also had to maintain social distancing protocols in the places...

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Category: Covid-19

Close Call at Maple Leaf Brandon

May 15, 2020

Last night, the union was informed about a positive case of COVID-19 in a security guard who worked at the plant. The good news for members working at the plant is that the security guard has not been present at the plant for over two weeks, and they contracted COVID-19 after their last shift at the plant.

“This is a reminder of how vigilant we need to be,” said Jeff Traeger, president...

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Category: Covid-19

UFCW Members at Chalet Malouin Ratify New Collective Agreement

May 11, 2020

Workers at Chalet Malouin, a seniors retirement home, ratified their new one-year collective bargaining agreement this week.

In addition to a 1.5% wage increase, the workers at Chalet Malouin secured the following benefits:

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Category: Chalet Malouin

EPIC St. Malo Secures 3% Wage Increase and Higher Premiums for Members

May 11, 2020

Congratulations to the UFCW Local 832 members at EPIC St. Malo for ratifying their new two-year collective agreement.

EPIC St. Malo members, who support clients with intellectual disabilities, will receive a 3% wage increase over two years. They also negotiated:

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Category: EPIC de St Malo/SMILE of St Malo Inc.

Taxes on bonus pay and the CERB

April 24, 2020

For anyone who is taking the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), you will have to pay tax on that income next year when you file your income taxes.

Why doesn't the government just take taxes off now?

Because you need money now!

It's better for you to have money in your pockets now, so you can pay your bills and buy groceries. This has two...

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Category: Covid-19

UFCW Local 832 calls on Loblaw and the Province of Manitoba to Cancel No Tax Sale on Non-Essential Goods

April 22, 2020

UFCW Local 832 has been informed by representatives of Loblaw that their Superstores in Manitoba will be having a “No Tax Sale” from April 24th to the 30th on non-food items like gardening supplies, clothing, barbeques and patio furniture.

These events draw large crowds and potentially put the safety of our members, and the public at risk.

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Category: Covid-19

Ratification Vote for BIMBO Canada (Formerly Canada Bread)

April 7, 2020

Voting is taking place now

By now you should have received a ballot along with a ratification document and instructions on how to vote in the mail.

If you did not receive this in the mail, you should:

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Customers Need to Smarten Up

April 2, 2020

Workers on the frontlines of this pandemic are doing their part to make sure everyone gets the food and supplies they need from retail stores safely and efficiently. Customers need to do their part to help.

Workers are getting scared and concerned with the attitudes of some customers,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “The public needs to do their part to help our members...

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Category: Covid-19

UFCW 832 – Once Again - Calls for Presumptive Coverage for Workers on the Frontlines

April 1, 2020

Earlier today, President Jeff Traeger sent a letter to the CEO of Workers Compensation of Manitoba (WCB), the Finance Minister and the Chairperson of the WCB Board of Directors. The letter once again calls for Presumptive Coverage for frontline workers who become ill at work due to Covid-19.

“WCB needs to trust workers,” said Jeff Traeger, president of UFCW Local 832. “Our members are...

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Category: Covid-19

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