Tentative Agreement Reached with Safeway-Sobeys!

    We are pleased to announce that the Safeway Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement with the company at 11:00pm on Thursday, February 12th, 2015.

    The negotiation process is rarely easy and it has been a long ten months for Safeway members as we sought to work with a new employer on reaching a fair deal. We would like to thank the members along with the members of the negotiating committee for their patience and perseverance during this period. Together, we have been able to weather the storm and come out the other side stronger than ever.

    Voting on the tentative agreement will take place in the first two weeks of March. Posters with the locations, dates, and times of the meetings and votes will be posted in stores once the venues have been finalized. These posters will go up no later than Friday, February 20th, 2015. Additionally, we will be posting the tentative agreement on which you will be voting, on our new website by Thursday, February 26th, 2015.

    It is extremely important that all Safeway members come out to vote as this is your contract so please make your vote count!!!!

    The meetings will provide an opportunity for your Union Representatives and members of the negotiating committee to go over every aspect of its contents with you in detail. Union Representatives and negotiating committee members will be available to Safeway members throughout the meeting days to discuss the tentative agreement and answer questions so you can make an informed vote.

    Thank you again to Safeway members for their patience and strength throughout this process. We look forward to seeing you at the meetings and votes.

    UPDATE: Dates have now been set for Safeway Ratification meetings and votes to take place in the first two weeks of March. Province wide dates and locations can be found below.

    Explanation Meetings will be held at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., voting will be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You may vote at any of the locations listed below.

    Monday March 2nd, 2015
    Fort McMurray
    Stonebridge 9713 Hardin Street
    Room: Clearwater Room

    Monday March 2nd, 2015
    Grand Prairie
    Holiday Inn Express 10226 – 117 Avenue
    Room: Aspen & Boreal

    Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
    Hinton
    Holiday Inn 393 Gregg Avenue
    Room: Baraka

    Wednesday March 4th, 2015
    Edmonton
    Ramada Conference Centre 11834 Kingsway Avenue
    Room: Wildrose Ballroom

    Thursday March 5th, 2015
    Red Deer
    Red Deer Lodge 4311 – 49th Avenue
    Room: Rosedale

    Thursday March 5th, 2015
    Camrose
    Ramada 4702 – 73 Street
    Room: Meeting Room

    Friday March 6th, 2015
    Wetaskiwin
    Best Western Wayside Inn 4103 – 56 Street
    Room: Peace Hills

    Saturday March 7th, 2015
    Lloydminster
    Holiday Inn 5612 – 44 Street
    Room: Alberta

    Sunday March 8th, 2015
    Lethbridge
    Holiday Inn 2375 Mayor Magrath Dr. S
    Room: Scenic

    Monday March 9th, 2015
    Brooks
    Heritage Inn 1217 – 2 Street West
    Room: Meeting Room A

    Monday March 9th, 2015
    Medicine Hat
    Holiday Inn Express 9 Strachan Bay S.E.
    Room: Cactus & Cottonwood

    Tuesday March 10th, 2015
    Calgary
    Glenmore Inn 2720 Glenmore Trail S.E.
    Room: Glenmore East

    Wednesday March 11th, 2015
    Canmore
    Coast Canmore Hotel 511 Bow Valley Trail
    Room: Wolverine

    Wednesday March 11th, 2015
    Banff
    Ptarmigan Inn 337 Banff Avenue
    Room: Sundance