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
|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|
Posted on: September 09,2021