Local Safeway workers accept deal

About 100 local Safeway employees voted 92 percent here Sunday night on the tentative deal reached with the company late Thursday after about nine hours of bargaining.
“It went very well,” said Dan Belluz, who had been in Kenora negotiating with the company and union teams from Safeway’s Dryden and Kenora stores along with Tyler Reinson of here.
“We had a good turnout [at the Red Dog Inn],” he added. “It’s a respectable contract. Both the company and staff should be happy with it.”
Details of the agreement won’t be revealed until union members in Dryden and Kenora vote to ratify it Monday night and tomorrow night, respectively.
“I expect they’ll vote to accept it,” noted Belluz.
Back on April 28, workers at Safeway’s stores here, in Dryden, and Kenora voted more than 90 percent against the company’s contract proposal and in favour of strike action.

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