Safeway workers in Saskatchewan on notice for strike or lockout

Labour action would affect twelve stores across the province

Safeway stores across Saskatchewan could be hit with a strike or lockout this week.

The Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union says 1,200 unionized employees are affected at 12 stores across the province, including five in Regina.

They gave 48-hour notice on Monday, but are not saying if those workers will walk off the job or take job action such as refusing to wear their uniforms.

Sobeys, which owns Safeway, has reportedly issued a 48-hour lockout notice in response to the union's move, but calls to Sobeys were not returned.

The labour unrest would not affect workers at Sobeys stores across Saskatchewan.

The union's last contract with Safeway expired on July 1, 2015.

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