The latest set of contract negotiations between Canadian grocer Loblaw and workers union UFCW Canada has wound up with both sides agreeing to resume negotiations later this month.
The union said that none of the major issues on the table have been settled but that, “as long as there is forward momentum towards a settlement, we will continue to negotiate.”
The union represents some 30,000 of the chain’s workers, who gave the union a 97% strike mandate in early July.
The union claimed after the last set of negotiations in July that Loblaw is proposing to cut wages by up to 25%, increase waiting time for benefits eligibility, reduce full-time jobs and impose availability rules on part-time workers that would make it very difficult for them to hold another part-time job or even, in the case of students, attend school.
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