PRESS RELEASE: AUGUST 02, 2005

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New Deal in Vanderhoof

Local 247 members employed at the Extra Foods in Vanderhoof recently ratified a new collective agreement by a vote of 64%
Some of the major changes include:

- Lump Sum payments of up to $2000.00
- Introduction of a minimum % of hours allocated for full time employees
- a guarantee of hours for senior available anytime members in departments
  with a minimum of 5 employees
- 4 hour gap in scheduling junior anytime members to restricted members
- the inclusion of a Respect and Dignity clause
- an additional floating availability change

Negotiations will now move to the Extra Foods location in Castlegar. The Union and Company will be meeting on August 31 and September 1.

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