MOOSE JAW, SK, Nov. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Moose Jaw Co-op has successfully reached a new collective agreement with its union, UFCW Local 1400. Employees voted yesterday in favour of accepting Co-op's offer, and will return to work on Thursday, November 8, 2018, after 36 days of job action.
"We're pleased an agreement was reached that was fair to both parties," expressed Gerry Onyskevitch, General Manager of Moose Jaw Co-op.
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 Moose Jaw Co-op. "Our final offer reduces the wage difference between longer-term employees and those hired more recently," explained Onyskevitch. "That's ultimately what led to this deal."
Moose Jaw Co-op is looking forward to welcoming employees back and extends its gratitude to those employees who continued working during the strike, as well as replacement workers and managers who stepped up to ensure the Co-op could continue to serve the community.
"We're looking forward to returning to 'business as usual' and offering our community the high level of service our Co-op and employees are known for," Onyskevitch expressed.
"We genuinely thank customers and members who supported us throughout the strike. For those of you who took your business elsewhere because of the strike, we welcome you back and ask that you give us another opportunity to serve you."
About Moose Jaw Co-op
Moose Jaw Co-op is a retail co-operative that has proudly served Moose Jaw and surrounding area for more than 70 years. Today, Moose Jaw Co-op 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.
SOURCE Moose Jaw Co-op
For further information: Gerry Onyskevitch, General Manager, Moose Jaw Co-operative Association Email: firstname.lastname@example.org