WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Workers at Loblaw Superstore and Extra Food locations across Manitoba ratified a new, five-year contract with the retailer on Sunday with a vote of 91.4% in favor, the union said.
A tentative agreement on the contract had been reached last month. It calls for a 13% wage increase over the five years, more full-time jobs and more guaranteed hours, according to a statement from the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Local 832.
The deal will also provide some protections for workers whose stores are converted to other banners.
“We listened to our members at proposal meetings, in surveys and in the store. They wanted wage increases, more guaranteed hours, pension security, increase in benefits, buyouts and protection from store conversions,” said UFCW Local 832 President Jeff Traeger in a statement.
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