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loblaws-superstore-greatfood-bargainingNow that a tentative agreement has been reached, you may have questions about what’s next. Here are some common questions that may come up.

Where can I find out about what is in the tentative memorandum of agreement?

Information about the tentative memorandum of agreement will be provided at ratification meetings, which are scheduled to start in less than a week. At these meetings, union reps will go through the tentative agreement with the members in attendance in full detail. They will be available to answer questions you have. Importantly, you will have an opportunity to vote on the agreement. Two formal presentations are scheduled for each day of ratification meeting date. To find the date, location and times for the ratification meeting for your store, click here.

Supported by your strong strike mandate, negotiations with Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd. resumed on May 26.

Your negotiating committee requested a “no board” report from the conciliation officer, which puts the membership in a legal strike position on July 2 if it is required.

Due to the progress being made at the table, negotiations were extended through the weekend. This resulted in a memorandum of agreement being reached with the company in the early hours of the morning on Monday, June 1.

Following a weekend of marathon bargaining, your union negotiating committee and Loblaws Supermarkets Ltd. reached a tentative memorandum of agreement in the early hours of the morning of Monday, June 1, 2015.

We are in process of finalizing the documents.

Further information will follow.

LSL_Strike_MandateAt polls held from May 12 to 14 across Ontario, Local 1000A members working at Loblaws Great Food and Superstore voted 97 per cent in favour of strike action if a fair contract is not reached.

Loblaw is the number one grocery retailer in this country because of your hard work and sacrifice. The company needs to recognize the valuable role you play in achieving that success. 

With your resounding strike mandate, you have made it clear to the company that you strongly support your negotiating committee in achieving a fair contract for you and your co-workers.