UFCW Canada Local 832, has made a $25,000 donation to the United Way in Brandon, Manitoba to assist those affected by the flooding. This donation will not only help UFCW Canada Local 832 members, but also other community members impacted by the unprecedented flood levels to the Westman area in southwest Manitoba.
“Our local executive board discussed some of the issues Manitobans are facing, a lot of them are our members, or friends and family of our members. The money will go towards helping people offset some of their lost wages since businesses have been closed. This will help people pay their rent or mortgage who couldn't work because of the flood,” stated UFCW Canada Local 832 President Robert Ziegler.
UFCW Canada Local 832 has over 3,000 members in the Westman area working at Maple Leaf Foods, Safeway, Westfair, stores and other workplaces.
Residents affected by the flood are encouraged to contact the United Way in Brandon, at 204-571-8929 for assistance.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest private sector union, representing 15,000 people in Manitoba.