PRESS RELEASE: NOVEMBER 24, 2006

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Grand Forks Members to Vote on First Agreement

UFCW 247 members employed at the Grand Forks Extra Foods location will vote next week on a first collective agreement recommended by a mediator appointed by the B.C. Labour Relations Board. The Union Bargaining Committee and representatives from the Company met with Mediator Grant McArthur on two occasions to try and resolve the outstanding issues and reach a settlement. When it became obvious that an agreement would not be reached, all remaining matters were referred to Mr. McArthur and he has issued an order that the members will vote on next Thursday, November 30. "Obviously when you get to this point and are left with no alternative but to have a third party decide things for you, it's a little frustrating," said Director of Bargaining Dan Goodman. " But ultimately we're happy we have a tentative deal and we can move forward."



 

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