Negotiating your collective agreement is a key way that the union gains important advancements for our members. Learn everything you need to know about this year's bargaining round with Save-On-Foods on this site!
WHAT WE ARE BARGAINING FOR...
We followed an extensive consultation process in preparation for this bargaining round, which included an online bargaining survey and member focus groups that were facilitated by President Kim Novak & Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Johnson. Based on your feedback, below are the proposals we have discussed with the employer so far. Since negotiating a collective agreement is a fluid process, some items may be added to this framework and some others re-prioritized.
NEW Bargaining Proposals
Provide overtime pay for overtime hours worked for salaried key personnel.
Provide overtime on statutory holidays for salaried key personnel.
Increase start rate for Department Managers to be equivalent to Supervisors.
Require the employer to place priority on selecting internal applicants for all Key Personnel positions.
Increase premium for Management Trainees
Extend Management Trainees premium to all employees designated by the employer to oversee a department.
Extend night work premium to include Key Personnel.
- Example 3 years consecutive service = 2 days
Eliminate the requirement for minimum wage to change to trigger movement in the wage scale.
Increase top rate of 2020-2022 wage scale.
Improve start rate.
Maintain a minimum wage spread throughout the wage scale.
Eliminate all wage caps.
Improve Eyeglasses coverage to $300.00 per person every two years and $300.00 annually for dependents
Increase paramedical coverage to fifty dollars ($50.00) per visit. (RMT, Naturopath, Osteopathic and Chiropractic)
Add birth control pill to prescription drug plan.
Return all Quarterly Review stores to full wages and benefits.
Any future Quarterly Review stores will have contract modifications for a maximum 2 years.
Provide conversion employees the ability to maintain red circled benefits if they are the successful applicant to a job posting or transfer.
Transition conversion members to the new wage scale.
Maintain red circled benefits for Coopers conversion members.
- Family Responsibility Leave
- Compassionate Care Leave
- Leave respecting the disappearance of a child
- Leave respecting the death of a child.
Members completed our Bargaining Survey
Members participated in Bargaining Focus Groups
Members sit on your Bargaining Committee
UFCW 1518 Negotiators will be at the bargaining table
WHO IS REPRESENTING ME...
Your bargaining committee is made up of Save-On-Foods members from across the province and UFCW 1518 staff negotiators. Meet them below!
Josephine BustinSOF 2242 (Downtown, Langley)
Dave DiamondSOF 980 (Kelowna)
Jaime EmersonSOF 2208 (Clearbrook, Abbotsford)
Jimbo GrantSOF 935 (East Maple Ridge)
David GutierrezSOF 910 (Newton)
Christine HolowkaSOF 967 (Prince George)
Erica JonesSOF 995 (Pitt Meadows)
Eric MunroSOF 956 (West Kelowna)
Brianna RotaSOF 2233 (Kimberley)
Niska VollertSOF 2246 (Kerrisdale, Vancouver)
Get up-to-date with bargaining developments by reading the updates in this section:
"We want to work with the employer to negotiate a strong agreement that works for our 11,400+ members across the province. Our members want to feel valued and motivated by the work they do. That's good for people and good for the company."
- President Kim Novak, UFCW 1518
HOW TO PARTICIPATE...
We thank the thousands of members who submitted their bargaining proposals in the last few months. Your input is essential to a successful round of negotiations. While we are no longer accepting proposals, we encourage you to connect with your shop steward or union representative for questions about the ongoing bargaining process. Be sure to also share this site with your co-workers so they can all keep up-to-date with bargaining developments.
GET IN TOUCH...
Additional bargaining questions? Comments? Send us a message. PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting bargaining proposals.