A new short term disability plan for UFCW 1518 members working at Save-On-Foods has now been implemented, after being negotiated by the union during the recent round of bargaining.
“There’s no doubt this is a very important benefit for our members to have access to and quite frankly it was long overdue. I’m proud we were finally able to achieve it,” said President Kim Novak.
The new disability plan is integrated with employment insurance to provide a disability benefit for a maximum of 26 weeks. It is retroactive to January 1, 2019, which means members who became injured or ill after January 1, 2019 may be eligible. In order to be eligible, a member must:
- be over the age of 18
- have worked with Save-On-Foods for six months
- have averaged 32 hours per week over 13 consecutive weeks.
The employer sent personalized memos to qualified members last week. If members have questions about the disability benefit or require assistance with new claims, they should contact their store Benefits Representative.