UFCW 1518 is excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Sobeys to bring all Safeway Extra stores back under the Safeway collective agreement.
As of December 5, 2021, all UFCW 1518 members at the three Safeway Extra stores (Willowbrook, Burquitlam and Dawson Creek) will join thousands of other UFCW 1518 members working at Safeway stores across the province under one superior contract.
Workers at Safeway Extra will now have access to provisions of the Safeway agreement, including things like:
- Wage increases for all employees (including Grid A and B), scheduled for January 1, 2022
- Cross-classification scheduling for all employees to capture more hours
- Student seniority
This new agreement will help to build strength, solidarity, and momentum as Safeway members approach new contract bargaining in 2023.
In addition to implementing the terms of the Safeway collective agreement, the Union and Employer will meet within 30 days to review job postings that will go up in these stores. These will be full-time job postings for anyone in the geographic area to apply for and will be awarded by seniority.
UFCW 1518 congratulates the Safeway Extra Bargaining Committee, made up of Viril Anderson, Teresa Vegh and Marlene White, for helping to secure this transition agreement.
We are also pleased to share that UFCW 247 has also reached an agreement to move their members back to the Safeway agreement.
Retail workers who are interested in gaining collective bargaining strength by joining a union can learn more at ufcw1518.com/retail.