Metro strike in GTA expands to round-the-clock picket lines at distribution warehouses

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Published August 23, 2023 at 9:46 am

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As the strike at Metro stores across the Greater Toronto Area continues, picket lines are being set up at Metro distribution warehouses.

There seems to be no end in sight to the strike that started on July 29 after around 3,700 workers rejected a tentative agreement.

Today (Aug. 23), the union, Unifor, announced it is adding round-the-clock picket lines to two Metro distribution warehouses in Toronto.

The union was slated to speak at noon today at the warehouse at 5559 Dundas St. W. in Toronto.

Last week, Metro Inc. asked a conciliation officer from the Ministry of Labour to step in and help it find a resolution to a strike. Metro said Unifor refused its request to meet with the bargaining committee.

Unifor has said workers are fighting for fair wages to keep up with the cost of living. Metro workers are represented by Unifor at 27 stores across the Greater Toronto Area.

The secondary pickets were to start at 6 a.m. today.

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