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Your Childcare Questions During COVID-19, Answered
The exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak have been creating many childcare difficulties for UFCW 1518 members. As March break comes to an end and as daycares close, some members may not be able to work, or may need to restrict their work hours to stay home with children. Here are some important facts and resources on how to manage childcare-related issues during this challenging time: I still need ...read more 
Always up-to-date COVID-19 Information
As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we are committed to keeping you up-to-date with important information for UFCW 1518 members. Check back here regularly for the latest announcements from Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments and for information on how to stay safe at work. Last update: 12:00 pm PST 2020-03-30. This page will be edited frequently as the situation develops. For urgent concerns, please contact your union representative. Summary of ...read more 
EI Top-Up for Safeway and Sobeys Employees, Teaming up with UFCW 247
Great news: we are happy to announce that Safeway and Sobey’s employees will be receiving top-ups on EI claims relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EI top-ups will be available for members who have been placed in mandatory and self-imposed 14-day quarantine. The top-ups will also be available to members who need time off to care for children or other dependents. Here are some details on the top-ups: Employees ...read more 
Safeway: Premium Pay for 3,000+ UFCW 1518 members!
Last week, we were pleased to see Sobeys decision to provide employees with top-ups on EI claims relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Sobeys has made another important move in the right direction by announcing their ‘Hero Pay Program.’ This program will provide our Safeway members with one of the strongest premium pay packages in the province, retroactive to March 8, 2020. “We’re happy to see the vital role of ...read more 
Breaking News: $2/hour pay boost for Save-On-Foods, PriceSmart, and Urban Fare Employees
Great news: In response to the incredible work that members are doing on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Save-on-Foods employees will be receiving an additional $2/hour pay boost, retroactive from March 8. This bonus will be paid out weekly as a lump sum, and is in recognition of grocery workers’ heroic efforts to keep the public fed, to get them their needed medical supplies and prescriptions, and ...read more