Moose Jaw, Sask., Co-op reaches agreement with UFCW

Deal ends 36 days of job action: Union
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 11/07/2018
Collective agreement
The new agreement preserves the wage scale that was negotiated for new employees in the previous collective agreement, a point that was critical to the long-term competitiveness of the retail outlet, said the union. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Moose Jaw Co-op workers in Moose Jaw, Sask., reached a new collective agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 1400.

Employees voted on Nov. 6 in favour of accepting Co-op's offer, and will return to work on Nov. 8, after 36 days of job action.

“We're pleased an agreement was reached that was fair to both parties,” said Gerry Onyskevitch, general manager of the Co-op. “Our final offer reduces the wage difference between longer-term employees and those hired more recently.”

The new agreement preserves the wage scale that was negotiated for new employees in the previous collective agreement, a point that was critical to the long-term competitiveness of the retail outlet, said the union.

Moose Jaw Co-op is a retail co-operative that has served Moose Jaw and surrounding area for more than 70 years. Today, it serves more than 17,000 members and many more customers, in Moose Jaw and surrounding communities, where it operates the Marketplace Food Store, three gas bar locations, Agro Centre and cardlock.

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