PRESS RELEASE: JULY 13, 2006

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Chilliwack Save-On Foods #913 to be converted to a Price Smart

On Monday July 10th Overwaitea Foods informed Local 247 members employed at the Chilliwack Save-On Foods #913, that their store was the next location scheduled to be converted to a Price Smart store.

Local 247 was not given any advance warning by the company, who subsequently spoke to our members at the store on Wednesday July 12th. Union representative Lou Regenwetter was present at the store and was surprised when company officials refused to tell the Union the date of the planned conversion. They instead informed us that the date was in the letter that had been mailed to the Union office. The letter, dated July 12th to the Union, states that the Chilliwack Save on Foods will permanently close on December 7th and will re-open on December 9th as a Price Smart store.

The Union has responded with a grievance and this newest planned conversion will be included by the Union in the upcoming Labour board hearings on this issue.

Secretary-Treasurer Suzanne Hodge stated " we have tentative dates in September and November at the Labour board for hearings to deal with the conversions and once all parties have committed to the dates we will inform our members".

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