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Sobeys Kincardine workers reach a tentative agreement

December 12, 2020 - 12:00 AM

KINCARDINE–Unifor Local 414 and Sobeys Kincardine have reached a tentative collective agreement, covering 138 workers at the store.

“We’ve worked hard to make gains for our Sobeys members as Unifor continues its wider work to address systemic issues in retail work, including low pay and precarious work,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.

Details of the collective agreement will not be released prior to being presented to members for ratification. Membership voting on the new contract will take place in the coming days. 

The pandemic has shown how essential grocery store workers are,” said Gord Currie, President of Unifor Local 414. “I want to congratulate the bargaining committee for their work in obtaining this tentative contract for these frontline COVID heroes.”

For more information on Unifor’s retail sector campaign visit unifor.org/fairpayforever.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 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.

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