TORONTO, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Extensive strike preparations continue as UFCW Canada Local 1000A and Loblaw Companies Ltd. return to the negotiating table on July 2, 2015 at the request of an Ontario Ministry of Labour Mediation Officer.
The Mediation Officer, who has been assisting the parties through negotiations, has asked for a media blackout for all parties.
The strike deadline for Local 1000A members working at Loblaws Great Food and Superstore is set for July 5, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. Local 1000A represents approximately 12,000 members working at Loblaws Great Food and Superstore locations across Ontario.
Preparations for the strike continue as Local 1000A members plan to take to the picket lines on July 5, 2015 across Ontario.
Negotiations began in February 2015.
The union's agreement is with Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd and covers 60 Loblaws Great Food and Superstores and two stand-alone Joe Fresh stores.
UFCW Canada Local 1000A represents nearly 30,000 workers across Ontario.
SOURCE UFCW CANADA LOCAL 1000A