Grocery store workers in Toronto area ratify deal

Some 3,700 grocery store workers employed by the Metro grocery store chain ratified a deal with their employer yesterday. The agreement ended a month-long strike that closed 27 Metro stores in the Greater Toronto Area.

Full-time Metro workers belonging to Unifor will get a total wage increase of $4.50 an hour over five years. They will get a retroactive immediate hike of $1.50 an hour—plus another 50 cents an hour in January. Part-time employees will see their wages hiked by $3.20 an hour over five years on top of the retroactive increase. Part-time workers will not get the extra 50 cents an hour in the new year. The union had previously rejected an offer from Metro.