Winnipeg – February 20, 2023 – Social service workers at Epic Opportunities are celebrating an organizing victory months in the making after the Manitoba Labour Board settled disputes over bargaining unit scope welcoming the new group of workers to UFCW 832.
“We thank these new members for speaking out and recognizing that unions can work for everyone,” says UFCW 832 President Jeff Traeger. “We have represented support workers at Epic Opportunities for nearly 30 years and we are proud to now work with this new group to bargain a first contract.”
These workers join an already established bargaining unit of Direct Support Professionals who assist people living with disabilities. The new members work as Senior Managers, SIL Managers and Day Service Senior Managers and are seeking a stronger voice to deal with dignity, respect and increased workloads on the job.
To read more about the organizing victory at Epic Opportunities, click here.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest private sector union, representing over 18,000 members in a wide variety of industries, including the food retail, health care, cannabis, food processing, security, industrial, textile, and transportations sectors. To learn more about UFCW 832 and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union's website.
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