(January 3, 2019) – Saskatoon Co-op’s employees are voting on a new offer that was presented to United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1400 representatives today. The union members will vote on the offer tomorrow.
“We re-opened discussions and were able to arrive at an offer that we feel is good for Saskatoon Co-op and good for our employees,” said Saskatoon Co-op CEO Grant Wicks. “We’re glad that our employees will have a chance to view and vote on this offer soon, especially as we start the New Year.”
It’s been nearly two months since the strike began and since employees have voted on an offer from Saskatoon Co-op.
“We encourage our employees to take this opportunity to vote,” said Wicks. “Their union and our Co-op have had honest, productive discussions to arrive at this offer. Having it go to a vote is definitely a step forward.”
This offer includes a revised version of the second-tier wage structure, which has been the main bargaining point of contention.
Updates on the strike and results of this vote will be shared on www.saskatoonco-op.crs.
About Saskatoon Co-op
Saskatoon Co-op is a retail co-operative that has proudly served Saskatoon and area for more than 82 years. Today, Saskatoon Co-op serves more than 116,000 members — and many more customers — in Saskatoon, Warman, Martensville, Colonsay and Watrous where it operates 30 locations. Since 2013, Saskatoon Co-op has returned more than $53 million to its members in cash back and equity and paid over $215 million in wages, while contributing over $2.5 million to community organizations and initiatives.
For more information contact:
Grant Wicks, Chief Executive Officer