Important news for Safeway members: 3-way fixed-term agreement between Sobeys, UFCW 247, UFCW 1518 Other significant benefits in the contract are 17 branches that were removed from the quarterly review and returned to the full terms of the collective agreement, Combining lump sum payments and off-rate wage increases for high-level A and non-Grid A employees, For network A employees who have been suspending operations for years, where these employees have gone below 1,450 hours of work and where all non-A workers move to a grid scale with an improved peak rate, and all non-grid A employees receive a pay increase after ratification according to UFCW. “BC is only beginning to relax its response to the pandemic, and the crisis is far from over, especially for front-line staff,” said UFCW 1518 President Kim Novak. “There is still a lot of uncertainty as to what might happen in the coming months. Meanwhile, Save-On-Foods members continue to take risks by getting up every day to get to work. The continued recognition of this commitment is the minimum that these workers deserve. It is simply too early to end the pandemic premium. The decision includes the return to full-time and part-time wages for Grid A employees, the reinstatement of the cumulative downtime (ATO), wage increases in 2017 and 2018, the elimination of supplier warehouses and the elimination of weekly maximization at 15 per cent of the lower part of the schedule. In addition, all vacancy notices and important personnel provisions were attributed to the full terms of the agreement. By signing this agreement, the committee was able to negotiate an independent wage increase of 0.25 $US per hour for all Grid A and Grid B employees prior to the acquisition. This was an important issue because there has been no salary increase for members of this sector for more than five years, as their former employer delayed the terms of negotiation of a new collective agreement prior to the acquisition. Eva Prkachin, UFCW Press Officer 1518 604.612.1464 email@example.com The new agreement strengthens the quarterly audit language by limiting the number of existing branches that can be audited to a maximum of five existing branches in 2020, 2021 and 2022, without the existing branches being reviewed quarterly in 2018 or 2019. This means a long-term improvement in job security – in addition to maintaining wages and benefits for members, according to the union. LOBLAWS – Interim agreement in Manitoba. Possible strikes at stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
In February 2017, after months of quarterly interviews, store members who were elected to the quarterly audit committee made the difficult decision to sign an agreement for other quarterly audit decisions, freezing salaries and suspending cumulative claims (ATO) until the store achieved the goal of improving financial performance. Referee Vince Ready issued the decision on Safeway-UFCW 1518 Contract Immediately after the discovery that the premium would end, BAT UFCW 1518 Save-On-Foods to restore the pandemic premium. Today, the union launched a letter campaign asking union members and members of the public to send a letter of support (ufcw1518.com/covid-19-save-on-foods) to Darrell Jones asking him to extend the pandemic premium. Last month, Save-On-Foods President Darrell Jones said that “the company`s top priority is always the health and safety of team members […] They are the ones who leave their homes to help their neighbours put food on the table, and it is so important that they are recognized for their commitment to their communities. UFCW 1518 was surprised when Save-On-Foods decided to suddenly resurrect the pandemic bounty in light of its statements about the sacrifices their workers are making. Overwaitea Food Group acquired the troubled IGA in April 2016 and used the quarterly audit language to improve the store`s financial viability.