A new tentative collective agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 414 and Rexall.
“Congratulations to the bargaining committee, who have worked tirelessly for months to reach a fair deal for our hard working members,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
Unifor represents approximately 425 workers at 27 stores located across the Greater Ottawa Area. Their collective agreement expired on December 31, 2018.
Talks between management and the Unifor bargaining team representing the workers began on January 5, 2019 with a deadline set for April 10, 2019.
The tentative agreement will be presented to members for a ratification vote on Monday, April 15 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
“We are pleased to report this deal is a big step forward and we are recommending it to our membership,” said Gord Currie, President of Local 414.
Details of the tentative agreement will not be released publicly until the agreement is presented to members, but negotiations were focused on good jobs and fair treatment for retail workers.