A preliminary deal between Stop & Shop and thousands of striking workers was reached on Sunday evening, both sides said in separate statements.
The strike, which had taken place on its 10th day on Sunday, began when 31,000 Stop & Shop workers went from April 11 to 240 stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
The tentative three-year contract between Stop & Shop and the five natives of United Food and Commercial Workers, representing workers, provides a higher salary to all employees. Both sides indicated that health insurance and pensions should continue.
The UFCW said in its Sunday statement that the agreement also maintains Sunday's 1
"We are grateful to our customers and to everyone who was proud to be with us every day, for a contract that invests in the communities in which we operate and makes Stop & Shop a better place to work and a better place to work Place for shopping, "said the UFCW.
The agreements must be ratified by the members of each of the five unions.
"We are also glad that our staff will go back to work after the strike is over," the company said on a statement released Sunday night.
The Company said his employees' top priorities would be to replenish the stores so that they "care about our customers and communities can take care of, "it says in the statement.
"We greatly appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers during this time and look forward to welcoming them back to Stop & Shop," the company said.
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