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Strike strike at 17 No Frills grocery stores in Ontario

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Strike averted at 17 No Frills grocery stores Ontario Frills thanks to an agreement in principle.


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The Unifor union and No Frills, a grocery chain owned by Loblaw, have reached an agreement in principle, avoiding for the moment a strike of more than 1,200 workers in 17 grocery stores in Ontario

Unionized employees were to walk out on Monday if an agreement was not reached.

Our negotiating committee was determined to build on what was achieved by Métro employees this summer, declared Lana Payne, Unifor National President, in a press release.

Employees at 27 Metro grocery stores in the Greater Toronto Area also went on strike for more than a month this summer. An agreement in principle was signed on July 19, but the work stoppage began 10 days later, when this agreement was rejected by the members.

The ratification vote for No Frills employees will take place Monday through Sunday. Details of the tentative agreement will not be made public until then.

In its negotiations with No Frills, the Unifor union argued that Loblaw was making huge profits. The union was demanding better wages for its members.

In addition to wage increases, Unifor is calling for an increase in the number of full-time workers, accusing Loblaw of overuse part-time positions.

The No Frills chain has more than 250 locations in Canada.


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