Winnipeg – December 1, 2014 – Workers at the Sobeys warehouse and distribution centre on Inkster Boulevard in Winnipeg have voted overwhelmingly to join UFCW Canada Local 832. The secret ballot vote was conducted and tallied on November 27, by the Manitoba Labour Board.
“On behalf of the executive board and the nearly 16,000 Local 832 members in Manitoba, I would like to welcome the Sobeys warehouse workers to Manitoba’s largest private-sector union,” stated UFCW Canada Local 832 President Jeff Traeger.
There were several reasons for workers joining the Local 832. One of them was the recent sale of Safeway Canada to Sobeys and the uncertainty it created for the workers.
UFCW Canada Local 832 represents other warehouse workers in the province and is a leader in collective bargaining for this sector.
The union will be holding proposal meetings with the members soon, and will be contacting the company to establish bargaining dates in the New Year.