Attention Fort McMurray Safeway Members: Return To Work Update

Below is an important return to work update from Safeway for all Fort McMurray Safeway members.

From: Safeway Employee Service Centre
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:22 AM


Last week, we received word from the provincial government that we would be granted access to our Safeway location to begin the restoration and restocking process starting on May 25th.  This information was communicated to evacuated Fort McMurray Safeway employees by email and/or phone call on May 20th and 21st.

At that time, we asked all evacuated employees if they would be able to return to work as of May 25th.  Thank you very much to those who were able to assist with the above. We are also understanding of circumstances that prevented others from returning.

We understand the City of Fort McMurray is allowing citizens to return in a staggered approach starting on June 1st. If you plan to return on or after this date, please call the store at 780-790-1988 and speak to either the Store Manager, Sallah, or Assistant Manager, Jaye, to update them on your estimated return date.

We have paid all employees since the evacuation date up to and including May 21st.  Thereafter, employees will be paid for hours worked.  Those who aren’t able to return are encouraged to apply for Employment Insurance as soon as possible. You will find attached to this email Employment Insurance application instructions.  Records of Employment for employees who are not able to return to work this week will be processed and provided to Service Canada directly.

If you are a full-time employee and would rather use some of your accrued vacation time, please let the Safeway Employee Service Centre know by this coming Friday, May 27th how many hours/weeks you would like paid out.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact our Employee Service Centre team in Calgary at 1-800-295-3348.

Yours truly,
Service Centre Team


Human Resources Department
Sobeys West Payroll & Benefits
Sobeys Inc.
1020 – 64th Avenue NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7V8
P:  800.295.3348  F: 403.730.3049