Superstore Update: Strike Votes Are Coming!

UFCW 401 has applied to the Alberta Labour Relations Board to hold strike votes for Superstore members from September 21 to 24, 2021. In-person votes will be held in every city across the province. Mask requirements and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place at all voting locations. 

What are Superstore members voting for?  

The UFCW 401 Superstore Negotiating Committee has been fighting hard to get Loblaw to make a fair offer of settlement to the Superstore membership. Superstore has refused to put a fair monetary offer on the table. The Superstore contract has been expired for three years now, and Loblaw has proposed a five-year contract going forward. They are only offering Superstore members a 3.5 percent wage increase.  

“For a company that has enjoyed record profits during the pandemic, it is unacceptable that Loblaw has not tabled more than a 3.5 percent wage increase,” says Richelle Stewart, UFCW Local 401 Secretary-Treasurer. “I cannot see how the company thinks that members would accept such a small increase over an eight-year term.”  

It is clear to the Negotiating Committee that the membership will need to show Loblaw we are ready to fight if we want the company to give a fair offer to the Superstore membership. 

It is critical that members take the time to get out and vote ‘yes’ for a strike,” continues Stewart. “Without the members working through the COVID-19 pandemic, Superstore would not have made record profits, and it is time for the company to share these historic profits with members.”  

The Union has applied for strike votes at the dates, times, and locations listed below. We will send more information and updates once the Government of Alberta approves the strike votes.  

All votes will be held from 10:00am to 8:00pm  

Superstore Strike Votes – Province Wide Dates and Locations 

Date Time Location Facility Meeting Rooms 
Tuesday September 21, 2021  10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fort McMurray Stonebridge Hotel  (9713 Hardin Street) Atrium Room 
Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grande Prairie Pomeroy Hotel (11633 – 100th Street) Salon BC 
Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lethbridge  Holiday Inn Express Lethbridge (217 41st South) Whoop Up Room 
Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Spruce Grove  Holiday Inn Express and Suites (201 Jennifer Heil Way) Jennifer Heil (B)  
Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Airdrie Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham (911 Highland Park Cove NE) Meeting Room  
Wednesday September 22, 2021  10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Camrose  Ramada by Wyndham (4702 73rd Street) Meeting Room 
Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Edmonton South  Holiday Inn Conf. Centre – Edmonton South (4485 Gateway Blvd) Evergreen A & B 
Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Calgary South Glenmore Inn (1000 Glenmore Court SE) Glenmore West 
Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Medicine Hat  Holiday Inn Express (#9 Strachan Bay) All Meeting Rooms  
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Edmonton North  Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre(11834 Kingsway NW) Courtyard  
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lloydminster  Holiday Inn & Suites (5612 – 44 Street) Alberta Room 
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Red Deer  Holiday Inn Express Red Deer North  (6433 Orr Drive) Meeting rooms 1 & 2    
Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Calgary North  Sheraton Cavalier (2620 – 32nd Ave NE) Sheraton South