Sobeys Bargaining Update May 11

Setting Our Monetary Agenda

After bargaining hard for nine days, which stretched through last weekend, your Committee made a significant move today and tabled our full monetary package to Sobeys.

This monetary package reflects the hard work that you do in your stores every day. We received thousands of responses from Sobeys members in the bargaining surveys we sent out. Overwhelmingly, the top priorities are wage improvements, so we’re setting a strong and clear agenda for our monetary conversations.

As your Bargaining Committee, we are deeply committed to doing whatever we need to get a fair deal with Sobeys. We need your unequivocal support to get the job done. 

Are you a Safeway employee or a FreshCo Pharmacy member in BC? Will you show solidarity with the Bargaining Committee today by clicking on the link below? We know that UFCW 1518 members are not interested in a long, drawn-out negotiation process, and we need you to help us send that message to Sobeys.

In the coming weeks, your solidarity and support will be critical in these negotiations. Stay tuned to your email and to the Sobeys Bargaining Page for updates and actions as we push hard for the deal that you deserve.

As always, if you know of coworkers who aren’t receiving our communications, please have them reach out to us with their full name, workplace name, employee ID, email address, and cell phone number to or phone 1-800-661-3708.

In solidarity,

Angela Crosato, Sobeys 4908, Vancouver
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 Staff Negotiators:
Stephen Portman and Ronda Melbourne