Sobeys Bargaining

Your collective agreement expires on March 17, 2018,
and negotiation preparations have already begun.

At the Local, we have been busy setting out the groundwork for the first two rounds of negotiations, which will involve the Sobeys West Inc./Safeway and the Red River Co-op members, province-wide.

Retail shopping patterns have shifted along with the ownership changes that occurred in late 2013, creating a new dynamic in the retail field that could make this round of negotiations very challenging.

President Jeff Traeger and Secretary-Treasurer Bea Bruske will be in every Safeway and Red River Co-op store in the province over the next number of weeks, keep an eye on this page for events in your area. We will be holding meetings for our members outside of Winnipeg in each community. We will be setting up suggestion boxes in each lunchroom and providing an opportunity to provide online input, here on this page.

We look forward to another round of negotiations and we will be working hard for you to achieve the best agreement possible.


Register now to be part of our member forums, we will be having roundtables to discuss what is important to you and what you'd like to see in your contract.

If you have any questions, you can contact Sharon at either 204-786-5055 or by email at


Bookmark this page and check back often.

We will update this page with negotiating information as we progress through the negotiation process together.






We held a Town Hall on Monday, August 21 to discuss your contract and what you would like to see in this next round of bargaining.

Listen to the recording

Read the transcript here