Unifor No Frills grocery store workers reach tentative agreement

TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Unifor members of Local 414 have reached a tentative agreement with No Frills grocery stores.  The unit includes 1,265 workers at 19 stores across Ontario.  

"We continue to break new ground within the retail sector," said Christine Connor, President of Unifor Local 414. "Details of the deal will be made available once it is ratified by the members."

Retail is the largest and fastest growing sector in Canada's economy. But it is also the industry that pays the lowest wages, has the highest turnover and provides the fewest hours of work.

"This agreement builds on the momentum Unifor members have created in the retail sector, and it demonstrates that we are the union that is changing the lives of our members in the retail," said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

Unifor is one of the country's largest retail worker unions, with more than 20,000 members working in supermarkets, pharmacies, appliance stores, and other retail shops across Canada.

"Our members are continually raising the floor in retail," said Dias. "We have a lot to be proud of in this new agreement."   

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers unions merged.


For further information: Please contact Unifor Communications Representative Sarah Lesniewski at 416-578-4293 or sarah.lesniewski@unifor.org.


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