Employees at the Red Deer Superstore joined 8

Superstores, Liquorstores to remain open

A tentative deal has been reached to end a strike by more than 8,000 workers at Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L:) Real Canadian Superstore and Real Canadian Liquorstore locations in Alberta.

CALGARY — A tentative deal has been reached to end a strike by more than 8,000 workers at Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L:) Real Canadian Superstore and Real Canadian Liquorstore locations in Alberta.

The two sides said the deal was reached in the early hours Monday morning.

Union members are expected to vote on it Tuesday.

Leaders of UFCW Canada Local 401 said they will recommend approval of the proposed new contract.

“The new agreement will present employees with a number of significant improvements over and above the company’s last offer,” the union said in a posting on Facebook, without giving details.

Meanwhile, it said its 8,500 union members who went on strike Sunday will remain off the job for now.

“Picketing will continue and Superstore employees are asked to maintain picket lines,” the union said in its posting.

“As details of the tentative agreement are finalized and a plan for a smooth return to the stores is considered, it is important that Loblaw continue to understand that we are committed to bargaining strong together until a new deal is finalized.”

Stores affected are in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray, Medicine Hat, Lloydminster and Camrose.

Loblaw said its 55 Superstore and Liquorstore stores in Alberta remain open, with superstore locations operating daily between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and Liquorstore locations between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is Canada’s largest food retailer.

Just Posted

Man arrested in 2014 drug bust finally getting sentenced

Convicted drug dealer unsuccessfully tried to get case thrown out because of delays

New trail being developed through North Red Deer woods

This forest belt is known for having rough sleeper camps

Moms visit Red Deer’s overdose prevention site

Moms Stop The Harm meet in Red Deer

Lacombe County land dispute to be resolved

Landowners next to new Kuhnen Natural Area feared trespassing and liability issues

Average fall, cold winter ahead, The Weather Network predicts

Canadians can expect average temperatures this fall that will give way to… Continue reading

WATCH: 2019 Canada Winter Games will leave a lasting legacy, say organizers

It leaves Red Deer with the infrastructure and confidence to host future such events

Your community calendar

Wednesday Central Alberta Historical Society annual general meeting is 6 p.m. at… Continue reading

Opinion: City must aim for zero per cent tax hike

Red Deer city council is discussing the benefits of multi-year budgets, which… Continue reading

NHL players stay with CBA, labour peace set to at least 2022

The National Hockey League will play its next three seasons without the… Continue reading

Tre Roberson, Stampeders edge Tiger-Cats for third win in a row

Stampeders 19 Tiger-Cats 18 CALGARY — A little bit of insight from… Continue reading

Veteran quarterback Harris’s status questionable for Edmonton Eskimos

He’s one of only two CFL quarterbacks to start all of his… Continue reading

Rapid rise of co-working providing needed space as big cities feel crunch

TORONTO — When Rahul Raj was ready to move his small but… Continue reading

No Deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

DETROIT — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked… Continue reading

CREA reports August home sales up from year ago, raises forecast for 2019

OTTAWA — The Canadian Real Estate Association raised its forecast for home… Continue reading

Most Read