Workers at Baxtrom’s Your Independent Grocer in Cornwall End Labour Dispute

CORNWALL, Ontario, Feb. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UFCW Canada Local 1006A members working at Baxtrom's Your Independent Grocer (YIG) in Cornwall, Ontario voted to accept the latest company offer, ending a 12-week labour dispute.

Members made gains from the previous employer offer, including an immediate 6% increase for top rate part-time workers. The contract term was shortened from six to three years, meaning members will be able to negotiate further improvements in 18 months.

"Members displayed incredible courage and solidarity over three, cold winter months,” said Roland Lapins, Regional Director of UFCW Canada Local 1006A. “Our members showed Loblaw that they won’t be bullied into a bad deal – that they are willing to fight for fairness. We look forward to getting back to the negotiating table in 2020.”

Workers want to thank the community of Cornwall for their unwavering support during the dispute and look forward to welcoming back customers. 

Baxtrom’s YIG is a franchise of Loblaw Companies Ltd. 

Local 1006A represents approximately 150 workers at Baxtrom’s YIG. 

UFCW Canada Local 1006A is one of Ontario’s largest local unions, with more than 36,000 members. The local union represents more than 20,000 grocery store workers across the province.  


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