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No Frills reaches deal with Unifor workers to avert strike at 17 Ontario stores

November 20, 2023
The Canadian Press

A No Frills grocery store in Bradford, Ont. Photo: Google

Unifor says it has reached a tentative deal on behalf of almost 1,300 No Frills workers across Ontario, averting a strike that could have started as early as today.

The union had announced the strike deadline on Thursday, calling for higher wages and better working conditions for employees at 17 stores.

No Frills is the discount grocery banner owned by Loblaw Cos. Ltd., the largest grocery company in Canada.

The 17 stores include locations in Toronto, Whitby, Ont., Niagara Falls, Ont. and elsewhere.


Unifor previously cited growing profits at Loblaw amid the rising cost of living as the reason for their wage demands, saying workers were fed up with the disparity between their pay and the company’s earnings.

The No Frills workers — most of which are part-time — will now vote on the tentative deal from Monday to Saturday.

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