Employees of the Société québécoise du cannabis are organizing a one-day strike in about fifteen branches.
Maxime Nadeau, president of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, says the strike is linked to the deadlock in wage negotiations.
He says the severance rate for employees is $17.12 an hour, rising to $21.23 an hour after eight years on the job.
Nadeau says wages are lower than those of workers “who basically do the same work as us,” including at the province’s liquor board.
He says the union intentionally chose a weekend “when traffic is very high” to launch industrial action.
The Quebec Cannabis Company, known as SQDC, is responsible for the distribution and sale of marijuana products in Quebec.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on June 18, 2022.
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