TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - Negotiations aimed at reaching a new collective
agreement for 30,000 unionized Ontario workers at stores owned by Loblaw
Companies Ltd. adjourned today after a four-day bargaining session in
Niagara Falls. The workers are represented by UFCW Canada local unions
1977, 1000A and 175 & 633.
Talks involving the full bargaining committees of both parties are
scheduled to resume on August 9, 2010.
Earlier this month, the workers voted by more than 97 per cent to give
their union a strike mandate. The union has said, however, that it will
stay at the bargaining table as long as progress is being made towards a
The store banners affected by these negotiations include Loblaws, Zehrs,
Real Canadian Superstores, Great Food and Fortinos, all subsidiaries of
Weston-controlled Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest retailer.
SOURCE UFCW Canada Local 1000A
For further information: For further information:
UFCW Local 1977: Scott Penner, President. Phone: 519.658.0252. www.ufcw1977.ca
UFCW Local 1000A: Kevin Corporon, President. Phone: 905-850-0096. www.ufcw1000a.ca
UFCW Local 175: Shawn Haggerty, President. Phone: 905-821-8329. www.ufcw175.com