Strike ends at Metro Ontario as UNIFOR Local 414 ratifies agreement

TORONTO — Metro Ontario has announced that members of UNIFOR Local 414 have ratified a new four and a half year collective agreement.

Full-time employees at the company’s distribution centres in Toronto voted in favour of the new agreement, which applies to over 900 employees. The company provides employment to more than 90,000 people.

As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, Metro operates a network of 950 food stores under different brands including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as some 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners.

“We are pleased to have reached what we believe is a fair and reasonable outcome,” said Carmen Fortino, executive vice president, Ontario division head and national supply chain, Metro Ontario Inc. in a statement.

“Our distribution centre employees enjoy competitive working conditions, and the new contract maintains those standards.”