The Canadian PressFebruary 24, 2014 11:46
WINNIPEG - Workers at Canada Safeway stores in Manitoba have voted almost 100 per cent in favour of a strike to back contract demands.
Around 3,000 employees of the giant food chain gathered Sunday in Winnipeg, Brandon, Dauphin, Neepawa, Steinbach and Thompson to cast ballots to give their union negotiators a strike mandate.
The staff are members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832.
Their contract expires March 15, but more negotiations are scheduled before then.
The UFCW says a key issue is the elimination of a two-tier wage scale.