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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.


Charles (Chuck) McCormick - June 30, 1943 to July 30, 2018

August 2, 2018

It is with sadness that we report that Charles (Chuck) McCormick, retired union representative passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 30.

Chuck was a graduate of the Canadian Labour College in Montreal and was part of the UFCW team...

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Negotiations Set for Leaf Rapids Co-op

July 31, 2018

Union negotiator Sonia Taylor and bargaining committee member Ervin Bighetty will begin negotiations with the Leaf Rapids Co-op on September 17, and continue talks September 18, 19 and 20.

During these meetings, the union will work towards negotiating improvements to the existing collective agreement for the members working at the Co-op. Negotiator Taylor will provide an update as to...

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Injunction denied, fight continues

July 20, 2018

This afternoon the judge informed the Partnership to Defend Public Services (PDPS) that the injunction being taking against the Pallister government’s Bill 28 has been rejected.

"While we are disappointed to hear these results, our main constitutional challenge will continue and UFCW Local 832 along with the rest of the PDPS will continue to fight against Pallisters regressive...

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FreshCo deal reached, stores converting

July 19, 2018

Today Sobeys announced to our members, it will be converting the two Safeway stores, located at Kildonan Crossing and Jefferson Ave. to the FreschCo banner.

UFCW Local 832 members will remember from bargaining earlier this year that the company would be opening FreshCo stores in Manitoba to compete in the discount grocery market.  Over the past two months, Sobeys and the UFCW Local 832...

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Category: Sobey's

Fairmont Negotiations to Resume in September

July 16, 2018

After a brief delay, negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement for the members working at the Fairmont Winnipeg will resume in September.

Union negotiator Blake Crothers provide an update as to the status of these negotiations after the September meeting.

Category: The Fairmont Winnipeg

Tentative Deal Reached for Gillam Co-op Members

July 16, 2018

On July 13, the Union and the Co-op bargaining committees reached a tentative deal on the renewal of the collective agreement for the members working at the Gillam Co-op. The Union will be scheduling a ratification meeting in the very near future and will advise the members of the date and time as soon as it is confirmed.

Category: Gilliam Co-op

ACL Virden Members Ratify New 2-Year Deal

July 12, 2018

UFCW members working at the Association for Community Living (ACL) in Virden accepted a new two-year collective agreement by 100 per cent.


Due to the government’s refusal to provide funding to ACL, the employees will not be receiving a wage increase in the next two years. For this round of bargaining, the union committee concentrated on needed language clean up and revamped the...

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Category: ACL Virden

New Agreement for Coke Members in Brandon

July 12, 2018

The Coca-Cola UFCW members working at the Brandon plant voted yes, by 92 per cent, to accept a new four-year collective agreement. Their colleagues from the Winnipeg plant had recently ratified their new agreement as well. Included in the new contract:

A total of a 6.25 per cent wage increase for all classifications during the four years
A one-time $400 lump sum payment for all...

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Category: Coca-Cola Bottling

Dauphin Co-op Negotiations Set to Begin

July 9, 2018

The union bargaining committee, led by negotiator Sonia Taylor and assisted by Daniel Bertrand, Jim Klassen, Gerald Mayuk, Murray McLean and Ralph Zurba, will begin bargaining with the Dauphin Consumers Co-opertive on October 30 to November 2, 2018. During these meetings, the union will be negotiating improvements to the existing collective agreement based on the feedback it received from the...

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Category: Dauphin Co-operatives Ltd.

Loblaw Bargaining Update from President Traeger

July 6, 2018

So far bargaining has gone fairly smoothly, and your union is ahead of where we were last time, a lot has been accomplished so far, but the biggest items are yet to come, and they will be addressed a the end of August when bargaining resumes.

Check out President Jeff Traeger's video update on Loblaw bargaining.


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Category: Loblaws


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