It’s official: employees at the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) at the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie branch in Montreal have voted to give their union a strike mandate.
The 21 workers, who are members of the Travailleurs unis de l’alimentation et du commerce (TUAC), voted unanimously in favour of the mandate. The main sticking point is salary.
Workers say they do more than sell cannabis products since they also have a social and health and safety mandate to advise clients. They also deplore the disparity in treatment between their members and employees of other Crown corporations comparable to the SQDC, such as the SAQ.
The two sides have held about 10 negotiation meetings to date. Several clauses of the collective agreement have been settled, but not those concerning salary, according to the…