SQDC union members demonstrate in front of Legault's office

The union members of the SQDC demonstrate in front of Legault's office

The union members of the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) mobilized this Friday in front of the constituency office of François Legault , at the Assumption. They are calling on the Prime Minister to intervene in “this conflict which continues to drag on forever”.

Nearly 300 employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have gone on strike in May 2022. The employees are demanding an increase in their remuneration, which amounts to $17 per hour, as well as access to social benefits within the framework of their employment.

They now have; We have now been able to count on the support of several labor organizations as well as that of the new president of the FTQ, Magali Picard.

“Nine months on the street is enough! The SQDC must return to the negotiation table and table reasonable and acceptable offers. Workers should be proud of their employer, to work for this Crown corporation. But currently, it is clear that this is not the case. The Prime Minister has a duty to call the state corporation to order,” said the president of the FTQ.

Negotiations have stalled since 94% of union members refused an offer from the employer party on December 6.

“If we want Quebec to become as rich as Ontario, the SQDC should offer decent wages. We are available to negotiate. We want to find our jobs, but also live with dignity from our work,” said David Clément, president of the SQDC employees union.

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