Building Power in the Retail Sector

Contract Ratification vote

The Save-On-Foods tentative agreement has been ratified by the membership as of July 15! To learn more about the terms of the agreement, click one of the buttons below.

For any contract-specific questions, please email

Bargaining Updates

We’ll keep you posted on what is happening at the bargaining table with Save-On-Foods. 

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How we got here

Member Engagement

2 Surveys

Members filled out two comprehensive surveys. The surveys sought proposals, tracked demographics, and assessed the financial pressures members face.

3000+ Responses

We received responses from across all Save-On-Foods locations in BC. The respondents spanned grids, years of service, and roles in the store.

Focus Groups

Members had opportunities to join focus groups and share their experiences, highlight issues in their units, and outline their expectations for bargaining.

Retail Conference

More than 200 members from across the retail sector met in November 2022 to learn about bargaining, share feedback, and bring their concerns forward.

What’s at

Save-On-Foods is one of the most recognizable grocery store banners on the West Coast. A privately held company owned by the Jim Pattison Group, it operates successful locations in almost every major community in British Columbia 

In 2023, its BC-based employees—members of UFCW 1518—have entered negotiations with the grocer to renew their contract and hold the business to its core values. Together, these workers are fighting to improve their wages and working conditions and to ensure Save-On-Foods supports the locals who work and shop there. They want to make grocery jobs more fulfilling, live affordably in their communities, and win respect for retail workers.