Loblaw Companies Limited and UFCW Canada Local 1000A, Local 1977, and Locals 175 & 633 are scheduled to meet with an Ontario Ministry of Labour mediator this week, just days after the members of the local unions delivered an overwhelming 97% strike mandate to their bargaining committees. Face-to-face talks to bargain a new collective agreement broke off in June.
Loblaw: By the Numbers
With 34.1% market share, Loblaw Companies Limited (LCL) is the undisputed leader among Canadian food retailers. LCL is the largest of eight corporations who in 2009 controlled 91.3% of Canada’s multi-billion-dollar food retail industry – compared to 77.9% in 1990.