Save-On-Foods Bargaining Update Feb. 17

Progress Report

We write to update you on our most recent round of bargaining dates, which happened this past week with your Bargaining Committee on February 14 and 16.

Our focus is still on non-monetary issues, including language clarification, scheduling proposals, transferability (movement between locations) and preliminary discussions on unionized-management structure. We have made good progress to date and our focus on the items we have agreed to and those we are still working on is to make the language clearer and worker friendly.  

We’ll continue to push for more non-monetary improvements when we return to the bargaining table, based on the feedback that members provided in the bargaining surveys, focus groups and conversations with us.

Your Union is committed to renewing your collective agreement as quickly as possible. The earliest next dates we were able to secure are March 21 – 23 and we are awaiting confirmation from the employer on several more dates that we are available.  We will continue to keep you updated as bargaining progresses and more dates are confirmed, the contract expires March 31 2023, but the current terms will stay in effect while we continue negotiating. 

As mentioned in our last bargaining update, we need each and every member to be a part of this process. Updates on bargaining and other information can be found on our bargaining information hub.

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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 

 (liaison to the committee for Pharmacy discussions) Cheryl Vincenzi – Central Fill 

  UFCW 1518 Staff negotiators: Stephen Portman and Ronda Melbourne