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Monday May 30th, 2016

Posted at 6:23pm

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Employees at the four local Metro stores have voted to take a pay cut to save their jobs.

Earlier in May, Metro informed Union representatives at United Food & Commercial Workers Locals 175 & 633 that to remain competitive in the Windsor area, they had developed a new business plan for the stores in the city. The outline for their plan included the potential for up to two store closures.

The union and Metro met and were able to negotiate an alternative solution that would allow all stores in Windsor to convert to a different collective agreement. This option includes monetary packages for affected Members to help offset the reduced wage rates under the different agreement.

This option was presented to the Union membership at a meeting on May 29th, and staff of the affected stores voted in favour of converting all four stores.

As we reported last week, the Metro store at University Mall will also be converted to a Food Basics.

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