Save-On-Foods Bargaining Update May 19

Union Tables Wage Improvements and Wage-Related Proposals

After bargaining hard this week, we are pleased to share that we have tabled wage improvements and wage-related proposals with Save-On-Foods. These proposals come from the priorities that thousands of members identified in bargaining surveys we sent out last year.

The wage proposals include: 

  • Significant wage increases for every employee
  • Significant wage increases for members at top rate
  • A shorter wage scale for employees to get to a higher top rate faster
  • Significant wage improvements for Pharmacy Assistants and Regulated Techs
  • Wage increases and overtime pay for salary Supervisors and Department Managers (and payout of the hours bank)

If you would like to learn more about the monetary proposals and other items that have been brought forward, please check out our Save-On-Foods bargaining page.

In the coming weeks, your solidarity and support will be critical in these negotiations. Our committee will continue to work through the remaining outstanding items, including the fight for consecutive days for all employees, more consistent scheduling, more ability for workers to prioritize the time they’re available to work, and respect for seniority!

Stay tuned to your email for updates and actions as we push hard for the deal that you deserve.

In solidarity,

The Save-On-Foods Bargaining Committee:

Jaime Emerson – Abbotsford – Pharmacy Assistant
Jimbo Grant  – Maple Ridge  – Cross Classified 
Dave Diamond  – Kelowna – Cross Classified 
Erica Jones  – Pitt Meadows – Cross Classified  
Josephine Bustin  – Tsawwassen – Post-2013 Dept Manager and former Restaurant 
Chris Holowka – Prince George – Cross Classified 
Anita Letendre – North Van – Cross Classified 
Marylou Fonda – Ft St James – Cross Classified 
Joel Simmons – Nanaimo – Post 2013 Dept Manager
Katie Guerin – Kamloops – Cross Classified 
David Gutierrez – Surrey – Cross Classified 
Cheryl Vincenzi – Central Fill – liaison to the committee for Pharmacy discussions

UFCW 1518 Staff negotiators: Stephen Portman and Ronda Melbourne