Loblaw ordered to pay for illegal lockout

Union objects to company's 'close or convert' position
By Danielle Harder
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/27/2010

A British Columbia Labour Relations Board ruling has further muddied the already contentious labour dispute between Extra Foods in Prince Rupert, B.C., part of Loblaw Companies Ltd., and UFCW Local 1518.

In a recent ruling, the board ordered the company to repay workers whose hours were reduced earlier this year, in what it deemed an illegal lockout.