Dominion Employees Take Strike Action
Unifor Local 597 members at Dominion grocery stores across Newfoundland have taken strike action.
Unifor National President Jerry Dias said that "our Dominion members do not take this decision lightly. They would much rather be serving their communities but as frontline workers, they felt they could not accept the contract put forth by the company."
The workers have been without a contract since October 2019.
Employees voted to overwhelmingly reject the contract offer from Dominion's parent company Loblaw Companies Limited.
In 2019, Dominion eliminated more than 60 full-time positions at Newfoundland stores. Currently more than 80 % of the workers are part-time, with low pay and limited access to benefits, and have not received a pay raise since the spring of 2018.