HyLife Members Ratify New Collective Agreement

May 31, 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Over a series of meetings this weekend, UFCW 832 members working at HyLife voted yes by 76% to ratify their new contract.

The bargaining committee worked incredibly hard to get a good agreement for the membership that was fair. The bargaining committee was able to reach a collective agreement that exceeds industry standards and makes improvements in other ways for HyLife members.

HyLife Foods Negotiations Update

November 12, 2019


Negotiations for a new collective agreement started on Friday, November 1st.  The parties have had two days of negotiations to date and have seven more days scheduled between now and Christmas. 

Your Union negotiating committee is comprised of:

It's time to submit your HyLife bargaining proposals

September 4, 2019

Preparation are underway for a new agreement at Hylife

Improvements to the HyLife Dental Plan

December 17, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016, UFCW Local 832 members working at HyLife Foods in Neepawa will be bumped to the 2013 Fee Guide issued by the Manitoba Dental Association for the re-imbursement of dental services performed on and after Januar 1, 2016.

Dental treatment that is preauthorized prior to January 1, 2016 but performed on or after January 1, 2016 will also be reimbursed according to the 2013 Fee Guide.

Shop steward Kevin Hulsmans talks about bargaining

January 29, 2015

Kevin Hulsmans, shop steward and bargaining committee member talks about what members are looking for in a new collective agreement, what it's like working for HyLife now and what the company has done for Neepawa.


Negotiations update from Liberty Macatimpag

January 26, 2015

With a diverse workforce at HyLife Foods, Liberty Macatimpag discusses what the Filipino workers would like to see in a new collective agreement. She also gives her update at the end in her native language of Tagalog.


Still moving forward...

January 23, 2015

While the past week of negotiations hit a few snags that slowed the process well, talks picked up again on Thursday, January 22. President Jeff Traeger gives an update that with two days of bargaining scheduled next week, some time apart might help move negotiations forward.

Donna Schoonbaert talks about HyLife negotiations

January 20, 2015

Donna Schoonbaert a negotiating committee member who works on the Cut Floor a.m. talks about how she got involved in negotiations and about the changes that have taken place at HyLife Foods.


Bargaining Resumes in 2015

January 13, 2015

The bargaining committee didn't waste any time getting back to the table. After a short holiday break both sides resumed talks last week. While poor weather cut bargaining short on Thursday, both sides were back at the table Tuesday.

UFCW Local 832 President, Jeff Traeger gives an update on how things are proceeding.


Update after four days of talks

December 22, 2014

UFCW Local 832 President Jeff Traeger gives an update after four days of bargaining with company officials last week. Talks are set to resume early January and there are sixteen days of bargaining for January.



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