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.


New Deal at General Mills

April 9, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at General Mills in Winnipeg ratified a new collective agreement on April 7, 2019.

The members saw improvements to vacation language, job postings and one hundred percent coverage from an expanded list for approved safety footwear. Members will see their wages rise to $1.70 per hour over the next four years. Wage increases...

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Category: General Mills

First Red Meat Forum a success

April 8, 2019

This past Saturday, April 6th, 2019, UFCW 832 staff were joined by over 60 members, Shop Stewards and Health & Safety Committee members for the first ever Red Meat Forum. This forum was held for members working at Maple leaf in Brandon, with a focus on what is currently happening in the hog industry, where Maple Leaf stands in the marketplace, and a discussion based around what could be...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Heartland Livestock Negotiations Ahead

April 1, 2019

Negotiations for a new collective agreement for the members working at Heartland Livestock are set to begin on June 12, and will continue on June 13 and 14.

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor will spearhead these negotiations and she will provide updates as bargaining progresses.


Negotiations dates set for members at Ukrainian Farmers Co-op Ltd.

March 26, 2019

I am pleased to advise you that negotiations with the Co-operative for a new Collective Agreement will be held July 8 to July 10, 2019.  During these meetings, your Negotiating Committee, consisting of Amanda Brown, Tiffany Decock and myself will work towards negotiating improvements to your existing Collective Agreement based on the feedback you provided at the proposal meeting.

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Category: Ukrainian Co-operatives Ltd.

Co-op Proposes Concessions - Negotiations Continue May 28

March 26, 2019

RE:  Co-op Proposes Concessions - Negotiations Continue May 28 to May 31, 2019 – Conciliation Officer Appointed

On March 19 to 22, 2019, we met with the Co-operative to begin negotiations.  The Co-operative is represented by Tom Zabel, Labour Relations Manager from FCL Saskatoon, Lola Ayotunde, Labour Relations Advisor from FCL, Patti Eilers, Board of Directors, Lorne...

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Negotiations resume with Souris Valley Foods

March 26, 2019

Negotiations Resume – May 1 and May 2, 2019

On February 28th, Noralyn Graham, your Union Representative Morag Stewart, and I met with your Employer to begin negotiations.  Your Employer is represented by Ramona Taylor and Darryl Moreau.  We presented our proposals and the Employer stated that they did not have proposals and they would be working from our document. We...

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Category: Souris Valley Foods

UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship

March 5, 2019



Each year UFCW Canada offers 18 BDM Scholarships worth $1,000 each to active members and their family members for post-secondary study.

To qualify for the UFCW Canada - BDM Scholarship program you...

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Boots Riley — UFCW Proud Sponsor

February 28, 2019

UFCW is proud to sponsor this CCPA event.


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UFCW 832 members at Diageo ratify new collective agreement

February 27, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Diageo voted 69% in favour of ratifying their new contract. The 52 members working at Diageo achieved a new four-year agreement that expires on Jan 31st, 2023.

Members will enjoy increases across the board with 2% wage increases in the first three years, and 2.5% in the last year.  There is an immediate additional wage increase for the maintenance...

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Souris Valley Foods Negotiations Set to Begin

February 19, 2019

The union and the company will meet on February 28, 2019, to begin bargaining towards a new collective agreement for the members working at the Souris Valley Foods.

Sonia Taylor will lead negotiations for the union and will be assisted by member Noralyn Graham. Members can watch for an update on the status of their negotiations after the February 28 meeting.

Category: Souris Valley Foods


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