Toronto, ON— Unifor has set a strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday July 18 for more than 3,700 frontline grocery workers at 27 Metro stores across the GTA.
“Our negotiating committee is prepared to bargain all day and night to achieve a fair collective agreement,” says Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “Unifor members at Metro deserve a collective agreement that not only addresses the significant affordability challenges they face but that also fairly distributes the company’s record profits with those on the frontlines generating those profits."
Progress has been made in talks that began on June 26, but major wage, benefit and other monetary issues remain outstanding.
Unifor members at Metro voted 100% in favour of strike action, ahead of negotiations, in the event a deal cannot be reached.
“Our members sent a clear message to the company that if their priorities are not met, and wages and benefits do not improve, they are prepared to take strike action,” says Unifor Local 414 President Gord Currie.
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 please contact Unifor Communications Representative Paul Whyte at @email or 647-549-6546 (cell).