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Unifor reaches deal with Metro averting looming strike at grocery distribution centre

The Canadian Press   

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TORONTO (CP) – Unifor says it has reached a tentative agreement with Metro Inc. covering more than 900 full-time workers at a Toronto-area distribution centre.

The union says a vote on the deal will take place in the coming days and details of the collective agreement will not be released before ratification.

The workers, who had set a strike deadline of Friday, have been without a contract since October 2021.

Frank Reynolds, Unifor local 414 unit chairperson, says the bargaining committee focused on the priorities of the membership and the tentative agreement achieves significant gains.

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The warehouse in Etobicoke, Ont., supplies Metro and Food Basics grocery stores across southern Ontario.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector.

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