Employees at Save-On-Foods in Merritt, and all other stores across BC approving a new five-year contract.
UFCW 1518 president Ivan Limpright says employees approved a new deal last night by a vote of 83%.
The new agreement will restrict the number of stores that management can review over the next five years for possible closure.
"The major improvement to stores that were on a quarterly review, that came off quarterly review where people had certain benefit and wage increases suspended. The company took most of those stores off that process."
Limpright says the new contract runs out in 2023.