Apr 15, 2019

Ottawa Rexall employees reach tentative agreement

Collective agreement
About 425 workers set to vote on new deal: Unifor

A new tentative collective agreement has been reached between Unifor, Local 414 and Rexall in Ottawa on April 11.

“We are pleased to report this deal is a big step forward and we are recommending it to our membership,” said Gord Currie, Unifor, Local 414 president.

Unifor represents about 425 workers at 27 stores located across the Greater Ottawa Area. Their collective agreement expired on Dec. 31, said the union.

Talks between management and the Unifor bargaining team representing the workers began on Jan. 5, with a deadline set for April 10, said Unifor.

The tentative agreement will be presented to members for a ratification vote on April 15, said the union.

Details of the tentative agreement will not be released publicly until the agreement is presented to members, but negotiations were focused on good jobs and fair treatment for retail workers, said Unifor.

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