Winnipeg – October 24, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 832 members working at Krown Produce in Winnipeg have unanimously voted in favour of a new four-year collective agreement.
Krown Produce provides fresh produce to retail, and wholesale distributors in Western Canada. UFCW Local 832 members in at the Winnipeg plant sort the fruits and vegetables from large containers to smaller ones, and prepare them for distribution.
At the date of signing, each member received a $350 signing bonus as well as a two percent increase to their wages. Additional two percent increases on members' wages are scheduled in each of the following three years of the new deal.
The union bargaining committee was also successful in doubling the amount of paid sick days to 32 hours, up from 16 hours. The new contract also features increases to the boot allowance for members working in shipping and receiving.
Founded in 1938, UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba's largest union, representing over 18,000 members in a wide variety of industries, including retail food, health care, food processing, security, industrial, textile, and transportation. To learn more about UFCW Local 832, click here.