Safeway places at Fortress and Foul Bay roads, Tillicum Mall, University Heights mall and in Sidney’s Beacon Plaza will transition to Save-on-Foods between mid-March and early May, as part of a 15-retailer purchase by using Overwaitea across B.C. and Alberta. The transfer impacts about 400 unionized employees in the Capital Region.
“We’ve let the crew individuals and retailer managers understand that all pay and benefits they at the moment have beneath their contracts will stay in position,” mentioned Darryl Jones, Overwaitea Food Group president.
What about Safeway places?
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“The face of retail meals is actually altering dramatically in B.C., and it’s a bit disappointing to see the Safeway banner disappear from the Island, however we’ll roll with it,” mentioned Andy Neufeld, communications director for United Food and Commercial Workers 1518, which represents each Safeway and Shop-on-Foods employees.You can understand extra about here.
What is Neufeld mentioned about new employee ?
Neufeld mentioned new employee contracts will be “just about equivalent” to the present agreements, and that all benefits and pensions will stay in position for existing employees.
“The important thing for Safeway individuals is they gained’t go backwards beneath a new contract,” he mentioned. “We are actually delighted Overwaitea has stepped up and taken over these retailers.”
Sobeys purchased 213 Canada Safeway retailers for $5.eight billion ultimate 12 months, triggering a promote-off of 23 retailers deemed too shut to one some other beneath Canadian Competition Bureau regulations.Sobeys introduced some other 9 Safeway retailers to its final sale. Overwaitea purchased 15, while Federated Co-operatives Ltd. sold 14 places across Western Canada.