Dominion strikers in Canada ratify pact, end 12-week strike

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020

The over 1,400 workers at Dominion grocery stores in Newfoundland, who belong to Unifor Local 597, voted to end their spirited 12-week-long strike. Voting on what Loblaw, Dominion’s parent company, called its “final” contract proposal was conducted on the picket…


Newfoundland strikers vote on Dominion’s ‘final offer’

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

The 1,400 workers who belong to Unifor Local 597 on strike at the Dominion supermarket chain in Newfoundland started voting on a “final” contract proposal from the company Nov. 9. The balloting continues at the picket lines until Nov. 13.…


Dominion strike continues, as workers win solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

Negotiations resumed Oct. 29 between Loblaw Companies Limited, which owns the Dominion grocery store chain, and Unifor Local 597, representing 1,400 workers on strike at Dominion stores in Newfoundland. These talks, the first since the strike began Aug. 22, ended…


Build support for Dominion workers strike in Canada

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Dominion workers picket Oct. 26 at Weston’s bakery in St. John’s, Newfoundland. “See us, hear us, because we’re not going anywhere,” said Unifor Local 597 President Carolyn Wrice.

“Those of us standing on a picket line for nine weeks, we’re here to say that we are fed up with this company taking our full-time jobs away,” Dawn Hanames told an Oct. 22 rally of striking Dominion grocery workers,…


Dominion grocery strikers expand picketing, seek support

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020

After more than eight weeks on strike, 100 Dominion grocery chain workers took their picket line to the Loblaw distribution center at the Donovans Industrial Park in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Oct. 15. This warehouse supplies Loblaw-owned outfits across the Canadian…


Canadian Dominion grocery workers strike wins solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020
Rally at nonunion No Frills supermarket, Paradise, Newfoundland, Oct. 8. Some 1,400 Unifor Local 597 members have been on strike against Dominion grocery store bosses since Aug. 22.

After more than six weeks on strike at Dominion stores in Newfoundland, Canada, more than 100 pickets from Unifor Local 597 and their supporters rallied in the rain Oct. 8 in the parking lot at a nonunion No Frills supermarket…


Canada Dominion workers win solidarity in six-week-long strike

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Dominion strikers, members of Unifor Local 597 in Stephenville, Newfoundland, join “Orange Shirt Day” protest to mark crimes committed against Native peoples in residential schools.

“Money, money, money — that’s Galen Weston. As long as he can take care of himself and his family that’s all he cares about,” a striking Dominion grocery store worker on the picket line in Newfoundland says in a TV…


Striking grocery workers in Canada win solidarity

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
Grocery store workers, members of Unifor Local 597, picket Dominion store in Newfoundland, Canada. Some 1,400 have been on strike over past month against wage cut, for full-time work.

Striking Dominion grocery store workers — on the picket lines for over a month — held a noon-hour rally at the Quidi Vidi Dominion store in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sept. 24. Members of the Longshoreman’s Protective Union, Canadian Union of…


Dominion grocery workers strike to overturn wage cuts, shorter hours

Vol. 84/No. 39 - October 5, 2020

MONTREAL — Standing strong on picket lines across Newfoundland, 1,400 Dominion grocery store workers are now into the second month of their strike for higher wages and the reinstatement of 60 full-time jobs bosses eliminated last year. Part-time workers at…