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Petition calls for removal of Saskatoon Co-op’s board of directors

A Facebook group set by some Saskatoon Coop members is looking for 300 signatures to request a special meeting to remove the board of directors.
A Facebook group set by some Saskatoon Coop members is looking for 300 signatures to request a special meeting to remove the board of directors. Tyler Schroeder / Global News

A petition is calling for the removal of Saskatoon Co-op’s board of directors.

A Facebook group set by some members is looking for 300 signatures to request a special meeting.

A petition organizer said members would vote on removing and replacing the nine directors if the meeting is called.

READ MORE: UFCW workers at Saskatoon Co-op on strike

The group wants the board to block a proposed system that would put new hires on a lower pay scale than existing workers.

Roughly 900 UFCW local 1400 members walked off the job Nov. 1 to back their contract demands.

The union said a two-tier wage system would lower wages for women and vulnerable groups.

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Saskatoon Co-op said the current wage ranges are unsustainable and changes are needed for the company to remain competitive.

READ MORE: UFCW issues strike notice to Saskatoon Co-op

The two sides last met on Nov. 2. No new bargaining dates have been announced.

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