USA: Southern California grocery workers go on strike
The union representing around 70,000 grocery workers in Southern California has called a strike after workers voted to reject a contract offer. A four-year-old contract between the United Food and Commercial Workers Union and three of California's top supermarket chains, Albertsons, Kroger's Ralphs and Safeway's Vons, expired on 5 October, sparking a labour dispute based on health-care costs, reported Reuters.
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