Superstore strike over

The great Superstore strike of 2013 is over. Not quite three days after 8500 Superstore & Liquorstore employees walked off the job on October 6 they reached a collective agreement with Loblaws which is Superstore’s parent company.

The new contract includes wage increases in every year of the agreement retroactive pay sick pay for part-time employees and additional benefits for full-time workers.

Alterations in how work is delegated between unionized staff and non-union staff will ensure union employees will be scheduled to work more hours. Reduced hours was one of the main issues that motivated Superstore staff to strike.

Tom Hesse who negotiated the agreement on behalf of striking Superstore workers says the success of the strike demonstrates that corporations don’t need to grow their market share at the expense of the workers.

Superstore employees returned to work on October 9.