Friday, April 5, 2013

Tentative labour deal reached for British Columbia Safeway employees

There will be no interruption to the grocery shopping routines of Prince Rupert residents, as British Columbia's 6,600 Safeway employees are on the verge of a new labour agreement with the shopping giant in the province.

The proposed deal was hammered out in negotiations with Local 1518 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) over the last few months, it still has to be ratified by Safeway membership. No terms of the agreement were released at this time.

The UFCW advised their membership of the tentative agreement with updated information on their website (see here).

Safeway operates one of the two major grocery stores in the city, part of their 224 chain across Western Canada.

Earlier this year there was speculation from Eastern Canada that the Western grocery chain might be on the radar of Ontario based Loblaw's. A prospect of changing shopping allegiances that thus far, has not come to pass.

Items of note on the proposed Safeway agreement can be found below.

Vancouver Sun-- Canada Safeway reaches tentative labour deal with 6,600 workers in BC

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