Red Deer Superstore workers voted in the UFCW strike vote on Thursday. (Photo from Google Maps)

Red Deer Superstore workers voted in the UFCW strike vote on Thursday. (Photo from Google Maps)

Red Deer Superstore employees cast ballots in strike vote

Results not yet known

The results of a province-wide strike vote by Superstore employees, including Red Deer workers, will be known in a few days.

Member of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 401 casting their ballots over three days this week, from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23.

The union said thousands of workers from Lloydminster to Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray to Medicine Hat have voted to send Superstore a message that they need to do better at the bargaining table.

Workers in Red Deer voted on Thursday.

Union president Thomas Hesse said participating in a strike vote is never an easy decision, and it was great to see so many members come out to vote.

“This is a strike vote that concerns every Local 401 member in the province,” said Hesse about the UFCW’s 32,000 members.

“If we do go on strike against Superstore, we know that it will be long and difficult. Superstore workers are going to need the support of every Local 401 member to stand strong, which is exactly what we are all about as a union: unity and solidarity,” Hesse said in a statement.

The UFCW said results of the vote and the next steps for Superstore union members will be announced in the coming days.



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