Sobeys(Safeway) Bargaining

Your collective agreement expires on March 17, 2018,
and negotiation preparations have already begun.

At the Local, we have been busy setting out the groundwork for the first two rounds of negotiations, which will involve the Sobeys West Inc./Safeway and the Red River Co-op members, province-wide.

Retail shopping patterns have shifted along with the ownership changes that occurred in late 2013, creating a new dynamic in the retail field that could make this round of negotiations very challenging.

President Jeff Traeger and Secretary-Treasurer Bea Bruske will be in every Safeway and Red River Co-op store in the province over the next number of weeks, keep an eye on this page for events in your area. We will be holding meetings for our members outside of Winnipeg in each community. We will be setting up suggestion boxes in each lunchroom and providing an opportunity to provide online input, here on this page.

We look forward to another round of negotiations and we will be working hard for you to achieve the best agreement possible.



Bookmark this page and check back often.

We will update this page with negotiating information as we progress through the negotiation process together.






We held a Town Hall on Monday, August 21 to discuss your contract and what you would like to see in this next round of bargaining.

Listen to the recording

Read the transcript here

Click here to give us your email address so you can stay informed with bargaining updates.


Calendar of Preparation Events

Safeway Telephone Town Hall
August 21
Winnipeg Safeway Member Forum
September 19th
Winnipeg Safeway Member Forum
September 28th
Winnipeg Shop Stewards Meeting
October 11
Winnipeg Safeway Member Forum
October 17th
Brandon Members Meeting and Store Tours
October 18th
Neepawa Store Tours
Noon on October 18th
Dauphin Members Meeting and Store Tours
October 19th
Thompson Members Meeting and Store Tours
October 18th