Food retail members at Loblaws GFS, Zehrs and Superstore achieve major gains in new agreement – UFCW 175
Mississauga, Ont. – March 4, 2020 – UFCW Local 175 members working at Loblaws Great Food Stores (GFS), Zehrs and Real Canadian Superstore (RCSS) have ratified a new agreement containing over $15 million in improvements over and above their existing contracts.
In addition to wage increases, the members will also benefit from job assurance for all full-time workers, and a significantly shorter time frame for current and future part-time employees to reach the top rate.
The existing collective agreement was set to expire on July 1, 2021. With the ratification of this deal, the Union will apply to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to approve the early opening and implementation of the negotiated agreement. The agreement brings significant improvements for over 11,000 members at 63 stores operating under the Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore banners.
Because of these early discussions, the union was able to secure millions of dollars in improvements that go beyond what was provided for in the existing agreement. In addition, the union achieved further improvements for members that will roll out over the three-year extension. The new agreement now expires on July 1, 2024.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 175 & 633, visit www.ufcw175.com.
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