Your bargaining committee has concluded their second week of negotiations with Safeway, which took place February 27th to March 3rd, 2023.
This session continued to focus on non-monetary proposals with the Company and your Union bargaining committee further discussing these proposals in more detail. While some progress has been made, there are still non-monetary proposals to be discussed.
This bargaining session focused primarily on scheduling, flexibility, and leaves. Other issues discussed also included concerns regarding staffing, hiring, and retention.
Andrew Follwell, Vice President of Sobey’s Labour Relations, attended this bargaining session to give a presentation on a variety of issues. Your bargaining committee was able to ask questions and make comments after the presentation.
The committee continues to work hard and are committed to represent our priority issues.
As part of our negotiation process, it is important that we have discussions on the Union side and continue the essential work to build agreement on any issue that may affect our members. This process will continue as we move on with the rest of the non-monetary proposals at our next scheduled bargaining session, which is scheduled for the week of March 20-24th, 2023.
We will continue to e-mail updates on the progress of negotiations to all UFCW Local 247 Safeway members who have provided their e-mail address.