Better wages, job protections in new contract with big Manitoba grocer, Loblaw
WINNIPEG - About 3,500 workers at Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills stores in Manitoba have ratified a new contract with Loblaw.
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 says in a statement posted to its website that the five-year agreement -- voted on by its members on Sunday -- improves wages and protects full-time positions.
The union also says the deal includes improved health and welfare benefits, including enhanced sick time.
As well, the UFCW will work with Loblaw on a program to hire and retain persons with disabilities.
The ratification comes after the union and Loblaw reached a tentative contract on Sept. 28.
The statement did not contain details of Sunday's vote or the wage increase, and there was no immediate comment from Loblaw on the ratification.