Ontario Metro workers vote in favour of strike action

Would affect 6,500 employees: UFCW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 03/21/2018
Labour relations
UFCW Locals 175 and 633 represents more than 70,000 workers, including 37,000 in grocery retail stores across Ontario. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), Locals 175 and 633 employed at Metro grocery stores gave their negotiating committee a 97 per cent strike mandate at meetings on March 19.

The agreement covers 6,500 workers at 54 stores across Ontario.

“Our members have sent a clear message that they expect the employer to get back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement,” said Shawn Haggerty, UFCW Local 175 president.

The union is seeking dates to continue bargaining with the employer and has requested the assistance of a conciliation officer from the Ministry of Labour for those meetings, said the UFCW.

UFCW Locals 175 and 633 represents more than 70,000 workers, including 37,000 in grocery retail stores across Ontario.

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