SAFEWAY CANADA STRIKE GRINDS TO A HALT

CALGARY, Alberta (FNS) -- The bitter 75-day strike that idled more than 10,000 workers at 74 Canada Safeway supermarkets in Alberta is over, but at enormous cost to both Safeway and the United Food and Commercial Workers union.If, as industry experts and union officials estimate, Safeway forfeited 65% of its sales to other chains during the strike, lost business totaled well over $200 million Canadian.Safeway

CALGARY, Alberta (FNS) -- The bitter 75-day strike that idled more than 10,000 workers at 74 Canada Safeway supermarkets in Alberta is over, but at enormous cost to both Safeway and the United Food and Commercial Workers union.

If, as industry experts and union officials estimate, Safeway forfeited 65% of its sales to other chains during the strike, lost business totaled well over $200 million Canadian.

Safeway reported earlier that overall Canadian sales last year totaled $3.

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