TORONTO — Four local chapters of the United Food and Commercial Workers union said they would strike Loblaw stores on Oct. 8 if they can't come to a new contract agreement with the retailer. The union late last week said four days of contract negotiation with Loblaw produced "some progress on key issues" but no settlement in talks that have been under way since April. Further meetings between the union and Loblaw have been scheduled for the week of Sept. 27.

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