Unionized Loblaws employees vote on union deal that includes reopening downtown grocery store

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

WINNIPEG — Unionized Superstore and Extra Foods employees voted Sunday night on a new agreement with the Loblaw Company Limited.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which represents the employees, told Global News Loblaw has agreed to a number of items, including a $2.20 hourly wage increase over the next five years and a $3-million employee buyout plan for a minimum of 100 union workers.

A UFCW spokesperson also said Sunday that the deal will reopen a number of closed Extra Foods stores that were shut down in recent years, including one on Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg’s core.

Union members attended ratification votes in several locations around the province Sunday.

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