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Kincardine Sobeys negotiations approach strike deadline

December 10, 2020 - 12:00 AM

December 10, 2020

KINCARDINE - Negotiations to renew the collective agreement between Unifor Local 414 and the Sobeys grocery store in Kincardine, Ontario are approaching a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. Sunday December 13, 2020.

“During the pandemic these are the front-line workers that continue to step up to serve their community,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “This new collective agreement needs to show these members the respect they deserve.”

Unifor presented the company with the union’s contract proposals on November 17 with in person meetings taking place on November 18, 24, 25, 26 and 27, with those present observing COVID-19 safety protocols.

“Some progress has been made but we are still addressing critical issues including wages, health benefits, and reduced benefit copayments,” said Unifor Local 414 President Gord Currie. 

This is the second round of negotiations for the 138 members since joining Unifor in 2017.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries or to arrange a Skype, Zoom or Facetime interview please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O’Keefe at kathleen.okeefe@unifor.org or 416-896-3303 (cell).