Metro stores and union reach a new tentative agreement


Published August 30, 2023 at 8:30 am


Metro stores and the union have reached a new tentative agreement.

Unionized employees at its 27 Metro grocery stores across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), about 3,700 workers, have been on strike since the end of July.

Unifor has said workers are fighting for fair wages to keep up with the cost of living.

Last week, the union, Unifor, moved to round-the-clock picket lines at Metro distribution warehouses.

But this morning (Aug. 30), Metro Ontario Inc. announced that it has reached a new tentative agreement with Unifor for the renewal of the collective agreement.

Metro says the agreement is “fair” and “equitable” for the employees and customers.

The agreement was unanimously recommended by the union’s bargaining committee and will put an end to the labour dispute if ratified.

The new agreement will be submitted to the employees for a ratification vote shortly, Metro said.

The union will present the details of the agreement to its members at that time.

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