PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 25, 2013

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Loblaw members in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba ratify new contracts

More than 15,000UFCW Canada members in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have ratified new contracts with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food retailer.

The Unity Bargaining efforts of UFCW Canada Locals 401, 832, and 1400 played a central role in securing the new collective agreements for the members and their families.

In Manitoba, Local 832 members working at Superstore and Extra Food locations throughout the province ratified their new five-year deal yesterday by more than 90 per cent.

In Saskatchewan, Local 1400 members voted on October 15 and 16 to accept the new contract with strong approval rates. The new contract will cover UFCW Canada members at Extra Foods Rural, Extra Foods Urban, Real Canadian Wholesale Club (RCWC), and Superstore locations across the province.

And in Alberta, Local 401 members also voted overwhelming to accept their new contract on October 8 with 85 to 91 percent approval rates; Local 401 reports that improvements were achieved in virtually every area of the new collective agreement.

To find out more about the new contracts for Loblaw members in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, please visit:

Alberta’s largest private-sector Local Union, UFCW 401

Saskatchewan’s largest private-sector Local Union, UFCW 1400

Manitoba’s largest private sector Local Union, UFCW 832

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