Overture made in Terrace drug store strike

Union says it is willing to return to bargaining table

THE Shoppers Drug Mart strike at the Lakelse Ave. location continues, but the latest communication between the employees’ union and the associate owner, Barb Rea, suggests talks could resume as soon as Rea says the word.

“The union is willing to return to the bargaining table immediately to negotiate a fair and equitable agreement on behalf of our members,” states a letter released by by United Food and Commercial Workers’ Union (Local 1518) late this afternoon addressed to Rea from union staff negotiator Donna Tremblay.

Letters exchanged by the two sides over the course of the strike have escalated over the past week.

Yesterday, Rea posted a letter, that stated, “as persons of goodwill, we ought to be able to reach a mutually acceptable settlement to this dispute. I have copied Ms. Tremblay of UFCW with this letter.”

But, the letter released by the union today, states Tremblay did not receive a copy of the letter.

“I understand in your letter you intimate that you are prepared to return to the bargaining table to resume negotiations,” the letter from the union states, asking Rea to advise the union directly of her intentions in the future.


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