New deal for grocery staff

Municipal workers avoid strike in rancorous talks
By Gordon Sova
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/26/2011

Negotiations recently completed between the Metro supermarket chain in Ontario and Local 414 of the Canadian Auto Workers were “very challenging,” according to president Christine Connor.

However, they “still yielded some positive results for the members.”

“Metro came into these talks with a grab-bag of concessionary demands,” Connor continued. Competition within the sector, and with new players such as Wal-Mart, continues to be the central factor influencing retail food negotiations.