12 Million From the Federal Government for Loblaws??

I briefly worked for Loblaws, only to realize that they cared little if not at all for the workers stocking your groceries. (Read my experience here)

This morning, I was shocked to learn that the Federal government is giving them 12 mil – FOR FRIDGES!

For a company that reported a 18.5 billion gross last year, plus an extra 12 mill from the government just for fridges, Loblaws MUST reconsider their wages.

Please Click Here to sign this petition if you believe people should be paid enough to not worry where their next meal comes from or have to work 3 jobs or more in an effort to make basic living expenses.

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Real Canadian Superstore

2280 Baron Rd, Kelowna, BC V1X 7W3

★★★

As a kid, I remember the excitement when Loblaws bought the empty lot that now has Superstore. Each week we’d get more and more excited as we’d watch it’s progress, as up until that point the only places to buy groceries was Costco, Extra Foods and Safeway. They even built a gas bar which featured cheaper gas if you bough groceries there! For many years things were easy to find and prices that made Costco’s bulk buying not even worth it. People who got jobs for Loblaws meant they had gotten it made! Then, about 10 years ago, they rearranged the store for marketing purposes, making it impossible to duck in and out for an item, without searching the entire store to figure out where they’ve moved it to this time! I ended up working night shifts here for 3 months,only to find out that the model for employment had also changed, they pay just beneath minimum wage, even now, as their union has a locked in agreement which disregards BC minimum wage laws.

They push out people who have been working there for years with enticing buyouts so they can justify paying their new workers nothing. Remember that this is why the items you’re buying are so cheap, and why sometimes the items are damaged etc, as people aren’t paid enough to care. I love the people I know that work here but it is unfair that they are treated so poorly.

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Independent

Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H4

In the building of the once iconic Extra Foods, this store brings in local produce and goods and sells them at reasonable costs. Their deli has hot meals daily, and be sure to check out their half off bin and shelves scattered throughout the store for killer deals!

Peter’s Your Independent Grocer

1835 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3H4

Well laid out, not set up to push items on you, but logically. As an independent grocer they bring in many products made/grown all over the valley! Equipped with a pharmacy that’s open till a reasonable hour, a deli with hot and ready meals, and sporting a very large wine selection for a small store, this tiny location will meet most of your everyday needs.

 

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