Giant, Safeway and Shoppers Members, This is a Reminder!
According to your contract language (Giant & Safeway: Article 11.3, Shoppers: Article 8.6) you have from January 1- February 28 of this year to select your desired dates for vacation for the year, with no black out dates. You can select any days or weeks you desire. The selection will be awarded on a seniority basis within each department as stated in your collective bargaining agreement. Your manager is required to respond to you IN WRITING by March 31st with a final decision. If you’re finding your manager is saying that certain days or weeks are being blacked out and you can’t take vacation during those times, or not giving you a final decision in writing please call your representative immediately to report this violation.
See below for exact contract language (click to enlarge)