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.


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

Temporary Closure of Winnipeg Office

March 31, 2020

Dear Member,

Yesterday the Government of Manitoba issued an order that all “non-critical” businesses including Unions must close for a minimum two-week period which means our last office which is still open – 1412 Portage Ave - will close at the end of the day.

As I said in my email to you last week, you can rest assured that your Union is still working hard for all of our...

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Category: Covid-19

We’re all in this together

March 30, 2020

First of all, we want to once again thank all workers in the food production, food distribution warehousing, grocery retail, hospitality, security, personal care and assisted living, who are all working so hard on the frontlines of this pandemic. 

Your Union has been in constant conversation with your employers to ensure you’re all recognized, appreciated, and your safety is the #1...

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Category: Covid-19

Video Update from President Traeger

March 27, 2020


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

It's very unfortunate that...

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Category: Covid-19

Restaurant and Hospitality Workers hit hard by Covid-19

March 26, 2020

Covid-19 is affecting each industry in a different way. While grocery and food supply chain industries are becoming more and more busy, the hospitality members we represent are dealing with layoffs.

“We call on every employer who is forced layoff workers to look after their employees,” stated Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832.  “The workers who helped to make your businesses...

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Category: Covid-19


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