Canada Safeway Limited five-year agreement ratified by employees

    CALGARY, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Canada Safeway Limited today has a new
collective agreement for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union
Local 1518, covering approximately 8,000 employees in B.C. The deal was
ratified by employee union members on August 18, 2008.
    "The new collective agreement provides wage and benefits increases for
our employees while allowing Canada Safeway Limited to remain competitive in
its operating markets," said David Ryzebol, Vice President, Public Affairs and
Government Relations for Canada Safeway Limited. "We are pleased to be moving
forward together and continuing to serve our customers and surrounding
    The agreement will be in effect August 24, 2008 until March 31, 2013.
    The Company continues to negotiate independently with United Food and
Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 247 and the Bakery, Confectionery,
Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) Local 468 to
reach fair and equitable collective agreements.

    about Safeway

    Canada Safeway Limited is divided into three operating areas: B.C., with
76 grocery stores; Alberta, with 82 grocery stores; and Saskatchewan, Manitoba
and Ontario with 55 grocery stores. The Company currently has more than 28,500
employees working throughout its three operating areas. The corporate office
is located in Calgary.

For further information:

For further information: please contact David Ryzebol, Vice President,
Public Affairs, (403) 730-3511,

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