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Arbitrator rules against union in FreshCo decision

When Sobeys announced they planned to convert a number of Safeway stores to FreshCo stores, there were a number of issues and concerns UFCW Local 247 had with the proposed new collective agreement for stores with the FreshCo name.

Those issues were argued before arbitrator Mr. David McPhillips, who did not decide in favour of UFCW 247 when he issued his ruling on August 22.

“We are disappointed with the ruling,” said Dan Goodman, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW Local 247. “We are currently reviewing the decision with our legal counsel, and more details will be provided once this process is completed.”

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