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Loblaw granted injunction in Dominion strike

Dominion workers were dressed for wet weather outside the Blackmarsh Road location on Sunday. -JUANITA MERCER/THE TELEGRAM
Dominion workers were dressed for wet weather outside the Blackmarsh Road location on Sunday. -JUANITA MERCER/THE TELEGRAM

The Telegram

Striking Dominion workers were dressed for wet weather on Sunday as remnants of Hurricane Laura arrived in the form of rain over much of the Avalon, Burin Peninsula and Connaigre.

Some figure they might have to weather out a lengthy strike, too.

Sunday marked just over one week since the strike began, and one picketer said they figure they’re on the line “for the long haul” after Loblaw —which owns Dominion grocery stores — was granted an injunction against Unifor Local 597 by the Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court on Friday.

The order prevents workers from blocking or interfering with Loblaw employees, agents or contractors accessing the stores, but does allow workers to stop people crossing the picket line to access services such as doctors and liquor stores for up to a minute. It also requires that barricades at entrances and exits be removed.

The union and Loblaw will be in court over the injunction on Sept. 18.

Meanwhile, Unifor is hosting a live virtual rally for Dominion workers11 a.m. today on its Facebook page.

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