UFCW Local 832

UFCW Local 832

November 29, 2007 02:13 ET

Members at Granny's Poultry Ratify New Three-Year Deal

400 members will see wages rise by 1.29 to $4.00 an hour

Attention: Agriculture Editor, City Editor, Food/Beverage Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor WINNIPEG, MANITOBA MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - On November 28, UFCW Local 832 members working at Granny's Poultry in Steinbach, MB, ratified a new three-year collective agreement by 82 per cent. The new agreement will see wages increase from $1.29 for a Class 1 worker to $4.00 for Tradesperson rate. The union was successful in negotiating increases to shift premiums, a tool, boot allowance and a signing bonus for the members. With the monetary increases, the negotiation committee also was able to obtain stronger contract language for grievance procedure, vacation carryover, medical certificates, overtime and new member orientation.

Negotiations for a new collective agreement were led by UFCW Local 832 Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Traeger who was happy with this round of negotiations. "This is a good agreement for the members at Granny's," stated Traeger. "The negotiation committee worked hard on their behalf".
The members will receive retroactive pay to October 1, 2007. It will be on added to their first pay of 2008. Members will also receive a signing bonus before Christmas.

UFCW Local 832 is Manitoba's largest private sector union, representing 15,000 people in Manitoba. UFCW Canada is one of Canada's largest private sector unions representing over 230,000 people across the country.
/For further information: For Additional information
Please Contact Jeff Traeger
UFCW Local 832 Secretary-Treasurer

Contact Information

  • Blake Crothers, Communications Director
    Primary Phone: 204-480-4930
    Secondary Phone: 204-479-3977
    E-mail: blake.crothers@ufcw832.com