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Striking Superstore workers going back to work after voting to ratify new contract

Nearly 9,000 Alberta Superstore employees went on strike earlier this month. Jenna Bridges/ Global News

Workers at Real Canadian Superstore and Real Canadian Liquorstore outlets in Alberta have ratified a new contract, ending a short strike at the grocery store giant.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401 says workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deal.

A tentative deal had been reached earlier this week after around-the-clock bargaining in Calgary between union negotiators and bargainers from the parent company, Loblaw.

Workers had set up picket lines at stores across the province early Sunday morning, leaving managers to run the outlets.

Details of the agreement have not been released, but the UFCW says the contract will provide significant improvements over and above the company’s last offer.

The union had recommended acceptance of the package.

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You can read the union’s full letter below:

With file from Global News

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