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Union representing Real Canadian Superstore employees in Alberta serves strike notice

Employees at Real Canadian Superstore outlets in Alberta could go on strike as early as Oct. 6. Superstore

EDMONTON- The union representing employees at Real Canadian Superstore outlets in Alberta has served strike notice to the company’s negotiators.

In a written statement, UFCW Local 401 said strike notice was given to Loblaw, the parent company for Superstore, Thursday night.

A province-wide strike will begin at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, October 6, the union said.

The union says Loblaw offered a settlement earlier this week and improved it slightly Thursday, but it was refused.

The union represents 8,500 people who work at Superstores in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster and Camrose.

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