Stop & Shop says the strike is over


PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Stop & Shop said Sunday it reached an agreement ending a strike by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, which closed many of its stores for more than a year. A week.

"We are pleased to announce that Stop & Shop has entered into new tentative agreements with UFCW Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459, representing the 31,000 employees of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode. Island, "said Stop & Shop spokeswoman Jennifer Brogan. in an email. "We are also happy to see our employees return to work at the end of the strike."

Employees will return to work on Monday, Brogan said. They have been on leave since 11 April.

"Our employees' top priority will be restocking our stores so that we can take care of our customers and communities and provide them with the service they deserve," she said.

The draft contract is subject to ratification votes by each of the UFCW Locals.

"The agreement preserves health care and retirement benefits, provides for salary increases, and keeps compensation on time and a half on Sunday for current members," said the union local in a joint statement.

"This is a decisive victory for the 31,000 men and women of Stop & Shop who have worked hard to defend what all New Englanders want: good jobs, affordable health care, better wages and more. to be treated properly by their company. succeeded, "the statement said.

Stop & Shop is a division of Ahold Delhaize, a conglomerate of Dutch retailers.

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