For more information: Contact with the media: Kate Milberry, Press Secretary, UFCW 1518, 604.329.1272 or [email protected] According to President Limpright, the Special Representative`s recommendations would require immeasurable concessions from the majority of the union`s 4,000 members through a process called Quarterly Review. Negotiations to reopen the collective agreement between UFCW 1518 and Sobeys would be suspended indefinitely and the parties would enter into negotiations for a new collective agreement for FreshCo, Sobey`s discount banner. In other provinces, FreshCo also has a collective discount agreement with lower wages and benefits for workers. Important news for Safeway members: 3-way agreement between Sobeys, UFCW 247, UFCW 1518 3. Similarly, once UFCW 247 members have maximized their hours in their home department, and more support is needed in the department, UFCW 1518 members can do the work in the department in distress, there should be a lack of people. President Limpright said he hoped the 99 per cent no vote would encourage Sobey to return to the negotiating table. „We hope that this strong reaction from our members will bring Sobeys back to the table with the support of the special officer to negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement and that Sobeys will finally provide our committee with the disclosure of their plans and finances,“ Limpright added. „It`s a chaotic time in stores,“ says Suzanne Hodge, president of UFCW 247, „and we negotiated this agreement with Sobeys and UFCW 1518 to give members better options and flexibility at this point. NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, August 17, 2018 /CNW/ – UFCW 1518 invites members to vote no and reject Special Officer Vince Ready`s recommendations in a national vote next week.
But thanks to the hard work of union representatives, Sobeys had to pay more than $90,000 in fines and comparisons to members. „We have a collective agreement that we use to ensure that the rights and interests of our members are protected,“ said Treasurer Kim Novak. „In addition to monetary gains, we won on compliance issues, which means Sobeys must follow the collective agreement in areas where they ignored it.“ UFCW 1518 members working at Safeway have had a difficult year. In January, parent company Sobeys announced ten branch closures. The following month, Sobeys made a number of concessions at the beginning of negotiations to reopen the collective agreement, which is on a 10-year contract for five years. Over the past six months, UFCW has filed 1,518 complaints and negotiated agreements that have put more than 90,000 $US in members` pockets and ensured the company`s compliance with the terms of the collective agreement.