More than 1,200 No Frills workers could go on strike in Ontario next week

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More than 1,200 Unifor members employed at Loblaw-owned No Frills stores could be on strike as of Monday, the union said in a statement released Thursday.

According to Unifor, the corporation refuses to address pay demands and working conditions amid a Canadian affordability crisis.

Unifor recently ratified a new collective agreement with Metro workers, ending a five-week long strike that began in July. 

The agreement included an immediate $1.50 an hour raise, enhanced benefits and pensions, better scheduling, and job protection from the implementation of self-checkouts, the union said.

That agreement is similar to what No Frills workers are demanding.

Within its release, Unifor highlighted that Loblaws reported a $621 million profit in its third quarter – a nearly 12 per cent increase over the last.