Quebec cannabis corporation workers walk off the job in one-day strike

Quebec cannabis corporation workers walk off the job in one-day strike
CANNANNEW REPORT

Employees of the Quebec cannabis corporation staged a one-day walkout at 13 branches Saturday. The strike marks the third of five walkout days voted on by union members June 5, and comes on the weekend of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal, when stores are particularly busy. The only branch closed as of Saturday afternoon was in Quebec City’s Sainte-Foy neighbourhood, as managers handled services at the other dozen, the Crown corporation said in an email. Maxime Nadeau, president of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, said the strike relates to stalled negotiations around wages. Employees’ starting rate is $17.12 an hour, climbing to $21.23 an hour after eight years on the job, he said. “We have a ridiculous salary offer on the table, even insulting, so we obviously are asking for parity with the SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec),” he said in a phone interview. Nadeau quoted Premier François Legault, who warned on June 12 that amid the ongoing labour shortage “companies that are not able to pay salaries higher than $15 or $20 (per hour) are going to have trouble.” Read more at  https://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/national_news/quebec/article_51d64fa5-440d-5916-9506-d2d7d7b1735b.html

Excerpt only …
READ MORE BELOW
Source : Quebec cannabis corporation workers walk off the job in one-day strike

reposted by Cannabis News World

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.