PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 03, 2010

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UFCW Ontario locals reach tentative settlement with Ontario Loblaw stores

TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Round-the-clock bargaining this week in Niagara Falls ended early this morning with a tentative settlement between Loblaw Companies Limited and UFCW Canada Local unions 1977, 1000A and 175 & 633.

The bargaining committees of all locals are recommending ratification of the settlement to their 30,000 members who work at Loblaws, Zehrs, Real Canadian Superstores, Great Food stores and Fortinos throughout Ontario.

Voting will begin tomorrow, Sunday, October 3, and will continue at various locations around the province until Wednesday, October 6, after which results of the vote will be publicly announced.

Details of the settlement will not be released publicly until voting is concluded. As previously communicated, the Provincial Mediator who assisted in the negotiations has asked that the company and the union not communicate any further with the media beyond the press release issued today while voting is underway. The Unions and the Company will comply with this request.

 

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