Safeway Canada Workers OK Strike

Union workers at Safeway stores have rejected a proposed contract offer and given officials the authorization to call a strike, the union said.

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Union workers at Safeway stores here have rejected a proposed contract offer and given officials the authorization to call a strike, the union said. The workers, represented by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832, voted by 97% to reject Safeway’s latest proposal and gave permission for union officials to call a strike. Negotiations between the union, representing 3,300 Safeway workers in Manitoba, and Safeway resume next week.

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