PRESS RELEASE: JUNE 29, 2011

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Health & Welfare Trust benefit eligibility for Grid B members

The UFCW Health & Welfare Trust has announced there will be a very modest change to the benefit plan for union members on Grid B.

Effective July 1, 2011, the average weekly hours worked over the previous 3 months will be increased slightly from 22 hours to 24 hours in order to be eligible for extended health and dental benefits. In addition, effective January 1, 2012, the qualification period for these benefits will be one year.

Clerk IIs, Junior Clerks, and Meat Production Clerks are the specific groups of employees affected, and for more details, please see the following UFCW Health & Welfare Trust memo on these changes:

If you work for Overwaitea Food Group, click here.

If you work for Safeway, click here.

If you have any questions about your benefit plan or eligibility, please contact your UFCW Health & Welfare Trust as follows:

Safeway members: 1-888-310-1318 ext. 3381

Overwaitea Food Group members: 604-882-7828 or toll-free 1-877-643-7200

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