Safeway

Manitoba Safeway workers have voted overwhelmingly to accept a new collective agreement, after voting earlier this month in favour of strike action.

The four-year agreement protects workers’ no-cost benefits, dental plan and seniority. It also provides for wage rises in the third and fourth years.

A union spokesman told CBC that the negotiations were resolved favourably in “the final hours” after being deadlocked.

United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 represents 2200 employees at Safeway stores in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Neepawa and Dauphin, Manitoba.

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