By David Klassen
Safeway employees across Manitoba will hold a strike vote tonight as they head into the final stretch of negotiations with their employer.
“With two more weeks of negotiations and the fact we haven’t even discussed a monetary package yet, history has shown that a strong strike mandate will help us to get a deal before the March 15 expiry,” said UFCW Local 832 secretary-treasurer Beatrice Bruske.
More than 3,000 members are represented by the union will have a chance to hear about the status of negotiations and to give the union negotiating committee a strike mandate.
Strike votes will take place at 7 p.m. in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Dauphin, Neepawa and Steinbach.