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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.


Vista Park Lodge Members give 100% Strike Mandate

January 9, 2020

Members of UFCW Local 832 working at Vista Park Lodge conducted a strike vote on January 9, 2020. The members voted 100% in favour of a strike mandate.

The Bargaining Committee will go back to the table with this mandate and push for a fair deal from the employer.

The collective agreement expired on March 31, 2019. The current contract will remain in effect until a strike or...

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Category: Vista Park Lodge

Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre Members Ratify First Agreement of 2020 for UFCW 832

January 8, 2020

UFCW is pleased to announce the first newly ratified collective bargaining agreement of the year—and the decade—for the members at Portage La Prairie Friendship Centre, who ratified their three-year agreement earlier this week at 100%.

This agreement secures wages increases for its members for the first time in a very long time, with full retro pay.

Other benefits include:

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Category: Portage Friendship Centre

Garda Ratifies New Deal

January 6, 2020

Members on December 20, 2019, ratified a new five-year deal. Members will see improved language in their collective agreement in terms of site information and improved communications with the Company.

Mobile Officers will see a 1.5 percent wage increase in each year of the collective agreement. Security guards on special paysites, which makes up the bulk of the members, will receive a...

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Category: Garda Security


Ikwe Widdjiitiwin Ratifies New Deal with 100% of the Vote

December 19, 2019

On December 17, 2019, the members at Ikwe Widdjiitiwin, an Indigenous women’s crisis shelter, have ratified a new deal that guarantees them a 4% wage increase over three years and retro pay to April 1, 2018.

Other highlights from the new deal include:

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Category: Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin

Meeting with Maple Leaf management

December 19, 2019

UFCW Local 832 will be meeting with officials from Maple Leaf on January 10, 2020. It’s UFCW 832's hope that we can secure a new fair offer for our members at this meeting.

Following the meeting on January 10, UFCW Local 832 will host a meeting on January 12 to discuss the details of the meeting with the membership and hold a vote.

This will either be a ratification vote or a...

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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Break Schedule coming to PC Express

December 17, 2019

Since PC Express (formerly Click and Collect) had been introduced in Loblaw stores, our members have been feeling pressured to get all of their work done.

Results from a survey we sent out to our members show a majority of members are voluntarily not taking their breaks, and some have even been denied breaks.

“Many of our members were concerned that if they take their breaks,...

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Category: News

Members at Sun Gro give Strong Strike Mandate

December 16, 2019

On December 15, 2019 - UFCW 832 members working at SunGro have voted 95% in favour of a strike mandate.

Union Negotiator Sonia Taylor said, "This strong strike mandate will show their employer that it's time to get serious at the bargaining table."

UFCW 832 has four days scheduled with the employer at the end of January, and we have set a strike deadline of 12:01 on Tuesday,...

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Category: Sun Gro Horticulture

Thompson Homeless Shelter Ratifies New Agreement

December 12, 2019

On December 9, 2019, the outreach workers at Thompson Homeless Shelter Inc. ratified a new collective agreement by 80%.

As a result, the Thompson workers have earned wage increases, paid training opportunities, and four new float days. The new collective agreement also cleans up language from the previous collective agreement.

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Category: Thompson Homeless Shelter

Workers at Maple Leaf Brandon Reject Tentative Agreement

December 3, 2019

On Monday, December 2, 2019, UFCW members at the Maple Leaf Plant in Brandon voted 65 percent to reject the tentative agreement reached with their employer on November 19. 

The bargaining committee will be working out the next steps in the coming days and will keep our members apprised of any developments. 

The current agreement expires on December 31, at midnight. 


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Category: Maple Leaf Fresh Foods-Brandon

Members at Federated Co-op turn down Final Offer, Opting for Final Offer Selection

November 26, 2019

After 12 hours of voting over multiple separate meetings, 105 of 122 members at Federated Cooperative Ltd. (FCL) voted 96% in opposition to the Employer's Final offer.

The group then voted 96% in favour of using Final Offer Selection (FOS).

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