FRAMINGHAM – Employees with Stop & Shop reached a tentative agreement on Easter Sunday to end an 11-day strike.
The strike involved five chapters of United Food & Commercial Workers . A vote has not been set to approve the tentative agreement yet, but workers are expected to return to work on Monday.
More than 31,000 employees walked off the job on April 11.
“We are incredibly grateful to our customers and everyone who proudly stood together with us every day for a contract that invests in the communities we serve, and makes Stop & Shop a better place to work and a better place to shop, released the unions.
“The agreement preserves health care and retirement benefits, provides wage increases, and maintains time-and-a-half pay on Sunday for current members,” the unions added.
“Our associates’ top priority will be restocking our stores so we can return to taking care of our customers and communities and providing them with the service they deserve. We deeply appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers during this time, and we look forward to welcoming them back to Stop & Shop,” said Stop & Shop in a statement.