Loblaw, Union in Agreement; 2 Maxi Stores to Close

A four-month strike affecting some Maxi stores in Quebec appears on the verge of ending after Provigo — the division of Loblaw that runs the stores — and the United Food and Commercial Workers union agreed in principle to a new deal.

MONTREAL — A four-month strike affecting some Maxi stores in Quebec appears on the verge of ending after Provigo — the division of Loblaw that runs the stores here — and the United Food and Commercial Workers union agreed in principle to a new deal. However, two of the 12 stores affected by the strike will not reopen, the retailer said.

“The financial situation of the two impacted stores was precarious prior to the work stoppage,” Loblaw said of the stores in Charlesbourg and S

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