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Arbitrator Vince Ready releases decision on Safeway-UFCW 1518 contract

UFCW Local 247 has been advised arbitrator/Special Officer Vince Ready has submitted his decision for a contract settlement between UFCW Local 1518 and Safeway (Sobeys).

Once UFCW Local 247 has a copy of the Ready decision, the union will review and assess the details of Ready’s decision and its potential impact on future UFCW 247 bargaining with the company.

UFCW Local 247 members from Safeway held a bargaining conference in November 2017 in preparation for 2018 negotiations with Safeway/Sobeys. However, negotiations were delayed as UFCW 1518’s negotiations with the company took up most of 2018.

UFCW Local 247 will post the latest information on Safeway negotiations as it becomes available.

Veteran arbitrator Vince Ready was appointed by the Labour Minister as a “Special Officer” in the spring of 2018 to assist UFCW 1518 and Safeway/Sobeys in reaching terms for a new contract.

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