Members at Souris Valley Foods Unanimous on Five-Year Deal

May 31, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Souris Valley Foods ratified a new union contract that provides wage increases over the next five years and enhanced benefits.

The new deal guarantees a 12 per cent increase to wages, with the first increase retroactive to January 11, 2019. It also contains improved benefits to dental, bereavement leave, severance pay, and part-time employees can also now opt into the health and welfare plan. The bargaining committee made many enhancements to language regarding adjustment of grievances and conciliation service, disciplines, as well as other sections of the agreement such as leaves of absences.

UFCW Local 832 represents union members working at the Souris Valley Foods, which is located in a small community and provides a full service grocery store and liquor vendor.

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