Zehrs/RCSS Strike Postponed — New Vote to Be Held

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MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO-  Oct. 8, 2010 - Late last night, UFCW Locals 175 & 633, the Local Union representing approximately 1,700 workers at Zehrs Great Canadian Food Stores (GCFS) and Real Canadian Superstore (RCSS) in the Essex-Lambton-Kent counties, made the difficult decision to postpone the strike that was scheduled to start at 12:01 a.m.

The company has applied for an Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) supervised vote. The union has extended its strike deadline until such time the government supervised vote has been conducted and concluded.

Further, the negotiated settlement presented at the previous meetings will not be lessened in any way for this new vote, and the current collective agreement will remain in force until that vote is held.

The approximately 1,700 involved workers are represented by UFCW Locals 175 & 633 and employed at nine Zehrs GCFS and RCSS stores in the Chatham, Sarnia and Windsor areas.

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UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633
905-821-8329