Sobeys Bargaining Update

Progress made on non-monetary issues

This week, we completed our second round of negotiations with Sobeys between January 30 and February 3rd. We are making progress and working through the membership’s non-monetary proposals. These are proposals dealing with scheduling, leaves, staffing levels, and similar elements of your contract.

In the bargaining surveys, you spelled out just how important flexibility is to ensure a work-life balance. We all need and deserve time to be with our friends and loved ones. Your Bargaining Committee worked hard on making improvements to store culture and working conditions during this week’s negotiations. We believe we have made significant progress and we hope this continues. 

Trust that your committee remains committed to negotiating contract improvements for the Safeway membership. 

Our next confirmed set of bargaining dates are February 21–24.

It is important for each and every member to be a part of this process. Please take a minute to share this email with your co-workers. If they are not receiving emails from the union, they can reach out to with their full name, store name and number, employee ID, email address, and cell phone number.

Updates on bargaining can be found on our Sobeys Bargaining Page.

In solidarity,
The Sobeys Bargaining Committee:

Angela Crosato, Sobeys 4908, Vancouver
Peter Dimond, Sobeys 4928, Prince Rupert
Peter Dombrowski, Sobeys 4920, Surrey
Teresa-Lyne Dziedzic, Sobeys 4920, Surrey
Robert Milan, Sobeys 4960, Kelowna
Armin Reyes, Sobeys 4996 Reline Crew
Matt Rose, Sobeys 4974, Cranbrook
Marlene White, Sobeys 4977, Coquitlam
Shiela Scarr, Sobeys 4912, Langley

& UFCW 1518 Lead Negotiator:
Stephen Portman