Banff, Alta. – July 4, 2022 – UFCW 401 members at Banff IGA, located in the picturesque Rocky Mountains of Alberta, recently secured a new collective agreement that increases wages and premiums and strengthens contract language.
“Banff IGA members pushed the parent company Sobeys to do better and refused to give up on what they knew was a fair offer,” says UFCW 401 President Thomas Hesse. “Workers stood strong and gained an improved contract that the majority of members felt was worth accepting – truly what being in a union is all about.”
Members will see across-the-board retroactive pay, lump sum payments, and increases to Sunday and Night Shift premiums, in addition to strengthened language for call-in shifts.
To read more about the collective bargaining victory at Banff IGA, click here.
UFCW Local 401 is Alberta’s largest private-sector union, representing 32,000 members working in diverse sectors of the economy, including food processing, retail, education, entertainment, health care, and hospitality. To learn more about UFCW 401 and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.
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