We were very encouraged that the first five days of contract talks were very productive. It even looked like we would be heading towards a deal without a lot of resistance or shenanigans from company negotiators. We had reached agreement on 27 different items, and while they weren’t all perfect, they were solid improvements.
Then day six happened.
“I thought we were in a good place and the company seemed willing to negotiate and work with us,” said Chris O’Halloran UFCW 401 Executive Director. “Then we turned our attention to money and things changed.”
Following the last exchange with the employer’s negotiating committee, we talked as a committee and four points seemed very clear to us:
Let’s dig a little deeper into these points
We will be back at the negotiating table July 4th and 5th. If you are interested in joining the conversation virtually, please send Chris an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you a link to join the next session. You can also message him on Facebook at: @chrisohalloranufcw401
We are hopeful Sobeys will come back to the table and offer a fair settlement that will address the high cost of living, which includes skyrocketing grocery and fuel prices.
Your Union Negotiating Committee:
Posted on: June 10,2022