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February 18, 2021

Sobeys Announces Closure of Safeway Surrey Central Store 4900

We have received notice, pursuant to Section 54 of the British Columbia Labour Relations Code and section 64 of the British Columbia Employment Standards Act, that Sobeys plan to close Safeway Surrey Central Store 4900 located at 10355 King George Boulevard, Surrey on May 29, 2021.

Members were issued termination letters and also received notice and/or severance to which they are entitled under the collective agreement. The letters also confirmed any bumping rights  available where those are provided for in the collective agreement. We have been in contact with members and will be following up with the Company to ensure all relevant provisions of the collective agreement are being followed.

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