April 08, 2022
Loblaw’s Bargaining Update – Tentative Agreement Reached

 On April 7th, after 16 days of negotiations, the Loblaw’s Distribution Centre bargaining committee presented a comprehensive offer of settlement. A day later, after 25 days of bargaining, the Loblaw’s Retail bargaining committee also presented a comprehensive offer of settlement to your committee.

These offers addressed many of the union’s key bargaining issues that were raised by our Distribution Centre (DC) and Superstore members. Your union’s bargaining committee has reached a tentative memorandum of agreement and is unanimously recommending acceptance of the proposed offer of settlement.

Due to the current rise of the BA.2 Covid variant, there are concerns regarding the scheduling of in-person ratification meetings, with potentially hundreds of members gathering at a given time. With this in mind, we will be scheduling multiple telephone town hall explanation meetings with separate voting polls in every geographic location.

We will expand on the explanation meetings and voting times to ensure ample time for members to hear the details of the tentative settlement agreement and to ask clarification questions. Details will be posted on our website and the bulletin boards in the coming days.  Please check back for more details on the Telephone Town Hall explanation meeting times, access to the memorandum and voting dates /locations.