We Fight for Fairness
Contact: 1.800.661.3708

Since Sobeys bought Safeway, it’s been a disaster!

Sobeys’ chronic mismanagement has caused empty shelves, understaffing, poor quality products and long line ups, all of which have alienated customers and caused dramatic market share losses. Help us save this beloved BC grocery store and important member of the community. Get informed and help us tell management to SAVE OUR SAFEWAY!


A chronology of Sobeys’ mismanagement of a once-great BC grocery store and our efforts to save it.

Safeway Shoppers Speak


Occasionally we talk to the media. And they listen.


Some letters exchanged with Sobeys.

Grievance & Arbitration Awards

We take Sobeys to the Labour Board when they violate the collective agreement.

Other Documents

  • February 1, 2018:  UFCW 1518 Ilegal Lockout Complaint
    • We filed an illegal lockout complaint after Sobeys announced it would close 10 stores across the lower mainland and served 660 members with termination letters:
  • September 14, 2017: Empire’s Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results
    • The Q1 results for Sobeys’ parent company show “stabilizing margins, good cost control and an increase in same-store sales” and all shareholders received a dividend.