VAUGHAN, Ont. — A union for workers at Sears Canada says that the department store giant has locked out 500 warehouse employees after the two sides failed to reach a new contract.
The United Steelworkers union says that disagreements over pensions, health-care benefits, and vacation entitlement led to the lockout.
A union representative for the Peel-Halton region of Ontario said talks broke off March 23rd.
Sears employs about 33,000 employees across the country and operates a network of corporate stores and dealer stores, as well as home improvement showrooms and catalogue merchandise pick-up locations.