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Tentative deal reached in Safeway negotiations for stores in Manitoba

Workers voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike to back contract demands earlier this month.
Workers voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike to back contract demands earlier this month. File / Global News

WINNIPEG – The union representing about 2,200 employees at Safeway stores in Manitoba said a deal has been struck in contract negotiations, just hours before it had said they would be in a legal strike position.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 said in a statement that a tentative agreement was reached Saturday evening with Sobeys West Inc.

Workers voted 98 per cent in favour of a strike to back contract demands earlier this month, although no strike date was set.

The union had said it would be legally able to strike Sunday, the day after the current contract expired.

Details of the tentative agreement will be presented to the members at meetings across the province next Sunday, and a vote will be held on it then.

The union says the bargaining committee will be recommending that members accept the tentative agreement.

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(The Canadian Press)

 

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