Progress at Sofina Edmonton North Bargaining

Dear UFCW members working at Sofina Foods (North Plant) in Edmonton,

We have recently finished another round of contract talks with Sofina on March 3, 4 and 5, 2020.  We first met with the Employer in July of 2019, but since that time, there have been many management changes, and the company’s chief spokesperson was injured and unable to attend until now.

Now that we are back on track, we have had lots of discussions with respect to workplace issues. Those discussions have focussed so far on health and safety, shop steward rights, work schedules, and more. We have been discussing mostly non-monetary issues so bar, but we hope to start negotiating wages and benefits soon.

While we don’t have a lot to report at this time, we wanted to keep you aware of our progress.

As we continue negotiations we will keep you informed and may request your assistance to help bolster our position. Please watch for further updates and check our website often.

We are scheduled to meet again with Sofina the week after next, this coming March 16-17, 2020. We are also trying to set additional dates for negotiations in the near future, and we will advise when those are scheduled.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Union Labour Relations Officer.

In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Committee