Unifor and Metro reach tentative agreement for warehouse workers
TORONTO– Unifor Local 414 and Metro have reached a tentative collective agreement covering more than 900 full-time workers at the Etobicoke warehouse distribution centre, avoiding strike action.
“I congratulate the bargaining committee for their work in raising the standard for these workers, who are vital part of the supply chain,” said Unifor Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi. “Grocery giants have done very well during the pandemic and it’s only fair that the frontline workers should share in that success.”
The warehouse distribution centre in Etobicoke, Ontario supplies Metro and Food Basics grocery stores across southern Ontario along the Kingston – Windsor corridor.
Details of the collective agreement will not be released prior to ratification. A member vote on the new contract will take place in the coming days.
“The bargaining committee focused on the priorities of the membership in these negotiations and we’re pleased to bring them a tentative agreement that achieves significant gains,” said Frank Reynolds, Unifor Local 414 Unit Chair Person.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
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