Our contract expired over the weekend (July 7 to be exact) and we are still working to secure a fair contract with Shoppers. We are hopeful that we will have a contract that is signed by both the company and the union that can be presented at our contract meeting which is scheduled for this Thursday. This has been a very difficult negotiation from the very beginning, even though it didn’t have to be. Let’s hope that we have a favorable outcome for all of us.
Please do not rely on the word of the company as it pertains to these negotiations. Your Local 400 staff representatives remain your primary source of information so please check with them for any questions that you might have. You may reach Local 400 staff at 1-800-638-0800. We hope to have more details soon about the contract meeting to share with you regarding exactly what we will be doing on that day. In the meantime, please stay engaged on the shop floor and in your communities. Our work doesn’t end until we have a ratified agreement!