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Workers at Safeway ratify new contract

March 25, 2018

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, UFCW Local 832 members working at Safeway voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new four-year collective agreement with Sobeys. Thanks to an overwhelming strike mandate, the bargaining committee was able to protect the rights and benefits that Safeway employees have fought for over the years and push back against major concessions.


Tentative agreement reached with Sobeys

March 17, 2018

Watch President Traeger's video update on the tentative agreement reached today (March 17, 2018)

 

The bargaining committee representing roughly 2200 workers at Safeway stores across Manitoba reached a tentative agreement on March 17, 2018, with Sobeys West Inc.


Safeway (Sobeys) Bargaining update for March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018

The bargaining committee has been at the table all day with the employer, there is no update we can give at this time on the progress.

Stay tuned for an update tomorrow when bargaining wraps up.

We would also like to repeat one last time, that there is no strike this Sunday, March 18.  There will be meetings across the province next Sunday, March 25, 2018.

Click here to view dates and times of the meetings


Safeway updates and FAQs

March 15, 2018

Bargaining has been slow, but your union has been trying to reach a deal for all members working at Safeway.

The Bargaining Committee has been out in stores to answer any questions the members have and to make sure everyone is aware of the meetings taking place around the province on March 25th.


Clearing up any strike confusion

March 14, 2018

A strike will not start this Sunday, March 18, 2018!
If you are scheduled to work on Sunday, make sure you show up for your shift.

The collective agreement with Sobeys for all members at Safeway expires at midnight this Saturday, March 17, BUT before a strike can take place, you, the members will have the opportunity to vote on the company’s final offer.


Deadline is looming for Sobeys contract

March 13, 2018

The contract with Sobeys expires at midnight on Saturday, March 17, 2018, which leaves us only a few days left to get a deal.

“I would say that we have done a good job of narrowing the issues, which is the small piece of good news that I have for you in this update,” said President Jeff Traeger. "The bad news is that the issues that are left, are all critical, the company has not significantly backed down from the concessions that they have tabled that we presented to all of our members at the strike vote meetings a couple of weeks ago."

 


Getting close to crunch-time with Sobeys

March 10, 2018

"I would say cautiously there has been some progress, it hasn't been on any of the major issues or the major items. We have reached an agreement or moved off of a variety of proposals on both sides. We've narrowed the proposals down to what is a manageable number, but the problem is that they are all the big concessions that the employer originally tabled back on January 15th," said Jeff Traeger. 


Workers at Safeway give strong strike mandate

March 4, 2018

March 4, 2018 - At 8:00 p.m. Strike Mandate Meetings finished across the province for members working at Safeway. Members all across Manitoba came out in overwhelming numbers to vote yes for a strike mandate.

"This strike mandate result sends a strong message to Sobeys that the membership won't be bullied," stated President Jeff Traeger. "Sobeys purchased a good company and mismanaged it into the ground, ignoring their long-time employee's experience and advice. Now they want those employees to pay for their mistakes."


Strike Mandate update for Safeway

March 2, 2018

So far...

Secretary-Treasurer, Bea Bruske has hosted Strike Mandate Meetings in Brandon, Dauphin, and Thompson. There's been a strong turnout and members have been asking many good questions about how we got to this point and where we go from here.

This Sunday we host the last set of meetings in Winnipeg and Neepawa.  Make sure you give yourself lots of time, as there is supposed to be snow this weekend, so bundle up, stay warm and drive safe!
 


What your Bargaining Committee has to say

February 23, 2018

A reminder that Strike Mandate Meetings take place across the province, starting on Monday next week.

For dates and times, please visit this link

It is critically important that you show up and vote to give your bargaining committee a strike mandate. A strong strike mandate adds your voice to the bargaining committee and shows the company that all workers at Safeway are serious about a fair collective agreement.


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