We are pleased to report that we commenced bargaining this week with Sobeys on January 23, completing this first round of talks on January 26. Both sides have exchanged proposals and are responding to each other’s non-monetary items. We will be meeting again with Sobeys negotiators starting on Monday, January 30.
You can check out the Bargaining Information Page for more information on your bargaining proposals and priorities.
We know how important this contract renewal is for all of you, and we are committed to continuing to bargain in good faith. As a committee, we pledge to you that we will work every day of this process to ensure that your voices are heard in our collective struggle to make meaningful gains and improve life for all workers at Sobeys across the province.
We need your support in engaging other Sobeys members in this process. Knowledge is power, and we need to be sure that everyone has the information that they need. Please share this email with your co-workers, and if they have not been receiving emails from the union, please tell them to send their full name, store name and number, employee ID, email address, and cell number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the bargaining process, there will be many opportunities for members to get informed and engaged through:
- Tiktok – follow UFCW 1518 President @kimenovak
- Town halls – stay tuned for any announcements
If you are a Shop Steward, please consider printing this update off and posting it to your union board!
The UFCW 1518 Sobeys Bargaining Committee