Sofina Foods Bargaining Update

Calgary, Alberta – November 4th, 2019. Sofina members have recently finished the second round of Union Negotiations with Sofina Foods on October 29, 30, 2019. 

We are scheduled to meet again with the Employer on December 10th – 12th, 2019. 

Negotiations have been moving along at a decent pace, and we are currently dealing with non-monetary items. We hope to have the non-monetary language dealt with and start to negotiate wages and benefits.

We’ve had numerous discussions, including: 

  • Health & Safety issues; 
  • Management doing bargaining unit work; and
  • The new plant. 

Although we don’t have a lot to report at this time, we just wanted to keep you advised 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 the UFCW401 Web-site often.

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


Your Bargaining Committee

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 is Alberta’s largest private-sector union with 32,000 members working in diverse sectors of the Alberta economy, including food processing, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, and security services.