Metro says that it has reached a tentative deal with the union representing striking employees at 27 grocery stores around the Greater Toronto Area.
The strike has meant for bare shelves at Metro stores and Food Basics at some locations including Sault Ste. Marie earlier this week.
“The agreement, which is fair an equitable for our employees and our customers, is unanimously recommended by the union’s bargaining committee and will put an end to the labour dispute if ratified,” the company said in a statement Wednesday morning.
More than 3,700 workers at stores around the GTA have been on strike since July 29. The workers are represented by UNIFOR.
Members of the union will be presented the offer with a ratification vote expected soon.
Over the weekend, local shoppers at Metro and Food Basics saw empty produce sections as well as other products not available as workers set up pickets at Metro’s distribution centres in Toronto. The union went on strike for better wages. Many employees saying that they could not afford the prices of the food that Metro sells.