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Striking Dominion workers picket Weston’s Bakery


October 29, 2020
By Bakers Journal


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Striking Dominion workers have relocated their secondary picket line from the Loblaw Distribution Centre to Weston’s Bakery, located at 17 Bruce St., Mount Pearl. The bakery is owned by George Weston Ltd., which also operates Dominion’s parent company Loblaw Companies Limited.

The workers are now in their tenth week of strike action, after overwhelmingly rejecting Loblaw’s offer. More than half of the workers earn the provincial minimum wage of $12.15, despite serving their communities during COVID-19.

A ruling on the injunction application filed by Loblaw Companies Limited to prevent picketing at the distribution centre is expected to be handed down soon. Unifor will reach out to ask government appointed mediator Susan Whitten to bring the parties back to the negotiating table to settle the ongoing strike.

Unifor represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

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