Nearly 11,000 grocery store members are reportedly preparing to negotiate contracts with Loblaw, Metro and Sobeys. The workers are seeking pay increases, additional benefits and more full-time jobs as bargaining begins next month, according to a union release.
This round of bargaining is set to begin when contract talks for 3,400 Unifor members across 27 Metro stores in the Greater Toronto Area begins on June 26. Workers are located in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Quebec.
Local union presidents, bargaining committeepersons, workplace shop stewards, national union officers and staff met May 26-28 in Toronto to identify common priorities for upcoming rounds of bargaining. Over the next two years, the union wants to renew several collective agreements with the retailers.