After rejecting a tentative agreement with the corporation, more than 900 Metro warehouse workers have gone on strike.
The full-time employees work at a distribution center in Etobicoke that provides products to grocery stores across southern Ontario, according to a news release released Saturday.
Officials claim the workers have been without a contract since October 2021.
On April 1, the union—Unifor Local 414—and Metro struck a tentative agreement, but members voted not to approve it the next day.
The details of the collective agreement were not released, however a union representative previously said employees were hoping that their hard work throughout the pandemic would be reflected in “wages, pensions and benefits.”
“The members have final say on the tentative agreement and have opted to turn down this offer,” Unifor Assistant to the National President Chris MacDonald said in a statement.
“The bargaining committee is ready to resume negotiations in the hope of bringing this strike to a speedy end.”
Last week, workers voted 99 per cent in favour of a strike mandate if a collective agreement was not reached by April.
Source_ The Canadian Press