Winnipeg – March 2, 2020 – Food service workers at the Premium Plaza Lounge in the Winnipeg International Airport are the newest members of UFCW Local 832 after recently voting to join the union.
The new members work inside the lounge, making the traveller's experience less stressful and more enjoyable by providing food and drink service in a relaxing environment.
"After constant late-payment issues, as well as sick leave problems and missed overtime pay, workers at the Premium Plaza Lounge decided to unionize," says Jeff Traeger, President of UFCW Local 832. "Now they will have a voice at the bargaining table and a way to address issues in the workplace with a strong collective agreement,” he adds.
The union will meet with the workers in the coming weeks to arrange their first proposal meeting, form a bargaining committee, and work towards their first collective agreement.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest private sector union, representing over 18,000 members in a wide variety of industries, including the retail food, health care, food processing, security, industrial, textile, and transportations sectors. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 832, visit the Local Union's website.
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