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Manitoba Safeway employees voted 99.7% in favour of striking.

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Safeway workers across Manitoba voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike Sunday night.

During meetings in six locations, members of United Food and Commercial Workers union Local 832 voted 99.7 per cent in favour of giving their negotiating committee a strike mandate.

The collective agreement expires March 15, and more talks are scheduled before then, the union said late Sunday night.

The UFCW represents roughly 3,000 Safeway workers in the province.

Key issues include the elimination of a two-tier wage scale.

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