Metro Barry’s Bay workers vote to Join Union.

February 26, 2024

On October 25, 2023, the franchisee owners of the Metro store in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, announced their retirement, and that the store would be taken over by Metro corporate.

As a result of the news, workers contacted UFCW Locals 175 & 633 representatives in the area to discuss their options. Workers were faced with much uncertainty and were worried about their job security, securing scheduling rights and wages, benefits and pension, and ensuring income retention in the rural area where employment can be scarce.