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Unifor secures agreement with Loblaw-owned Dominion

Storefront of a Dominion location in St. John’s, NL. (CNW Group/Unifor)

Unifor members at 11 Dominion stores in Newfoundland have ratified a new collect agreement.

“Unifor’s strategic and sector-wide bargaining strategy for supermarket workers has delivered the largest wage gains Dominion workers have ever seen,” said Unifor national president Lana Payne.

The new agreement sees wage increases that total $4.50 per hour for full-time workers and $3.20 per hour for part-time workers at end rate over the life of the five-year agreement. For a full-time clerk at the end rate of pay, these wage increases will see more than $35,000 in additional income over the life of the agreement.

Other highlights of the agreement include signing bonuses, a reduction in the number of hours needed for part-time workers to maintain eligibility for health benefits, increases to paramedical benefit coverage, improved job and wage security language, and a commitment from the employer to create and post 22 new full-time positions within the first year after ratification. The agreement expires October 28, 2028.

Unifor represents more than 1,600 workers at 11 Dominion stores.

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