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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

Pepsi announces Increased Wages

March 25, 2020

After conversations with the Union, Pepsi has announced a $2 / hour wage increase that was implemented as of Monday, March 23 and pay protections if members need to self-isolate or quarantine. These items will continue for the foreseeable future.

Pepsi has supplied cleaning equipment, implemented physical distancing and hand-washing. The Union is working with them on other safety...

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Category: Covid-19

Red River Co-op announces Appreciation Pay

March 24, 2020

After conversations with UFCW 832, Red River Co-op has also announced pay premiums for our members. The premium is $2.50 per hour and will be retroactive to March 8, 2020. Unlike Loblaw and Sobey’s West Inc., Red River Co-op has announced they will be reviewing their premiums every two weeks. Currently, these wages don’t include gas bar attendants and the Union will be pushing to ensure these...

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Category: Covid-19

UFCW 832 Calls for Increased Protections and Wages for Security Guards

March 24, 2020

 

Security Guards are on the frontlines of this pandemic. They are enforcing physical distancing in public spaces, and they often end up being the first-responder to any incident at workplaces where they are present.

“Security Guards are already some of the most under-appreciated workers we have in our society,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “Security work is...

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Category: Covid-19

Wpg School Division 1 Bus Drivers Delaying Strike Deadline

March 24, 2020

Due to the recent and rapid escalation of Covid-19, UFCW 832 has decided to delay the final vote on March 24 and step back from potential strike action on April 6, 2020.

“Given the stress and uncertainty that everyone is going through right now, we are postponing our strike position and bargaining with Winnipeg School Division 1, until a more appropriate time,” said Jeff Traeger,...

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Category: Winnipeg School Division #1

Maple Leaf Foods Announces Pay Premiums

March 23, 2020

Earlier today, Maple Leaf Foods announced a $80 / week premium. This pay increase is coming after discussions with the Union and is in line with what employers in retail are starting to do.

“Workers at Maple Leaf and other food production facilities are on the frontlines,” said Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. “We are glad to see employers recognizing the stress that members...

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Category: Covid-19

Sobeys announces Hero Pay Package

March 22, 2020

Sobeys West Inc. has announced their Hero Pay Package today to acknowledge the vital role that our members are playing in this pandemic.

Sobeys financial package includes the following premiums for our members (including the Retail Support Centre):

  • $50 / week premium on top of hours worked
  • Additional $2 / hour for members who work more than 20...
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Category: Covid-19

Now is the time to be kind

March 21, 2020

While Manitobans are facing the constantly changing realities of Covid-19, our members are working incredibly hard to adapt to this new reality and to meet this challenge head-on.

On Thursday, March 19, I reached out to Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, calling for emergency actions and immediate...

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Category: Covid-19

BREAKING: $2/hour pay increase for members at Loblaw

March 21, 2020

To appreciate the incredible work that our members are doing on the front line at this time, Loblaw has announced that their employees will be receiving a $2/ hour pay increase.

The pay will be retroactive to March 8 and will continue until the end of April and will be reassessed at that time.

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Category: Covid-19

UFCW 832 Calls on MB Government to Increase Protections for Workers

March 19, 2020

Today, UFCW 832 sent a letter to the Premier of Manitoba, the Minister of Economic Development and Training, the Leader of the Official Opposition, and the Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, calling for emergency actions and considerations for workers in food production, food distribution warehousing, grocery stores, security, personal care, and assisted living workers.

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Category: Covid-19

PBAS Group Company Advisory

March 18, 2020

The following is an advisory from the PBAS Group, located on the third floor, above our Training Centre, and who provides benefits for many UFCW 832 members.

 

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Category: Covid-19

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