Article by Ashley Wadhwani, Nelson Star
A group of employees at a B.C. cannabis company have become the first private sector dispensary workers to unionize in Canada.
Staff members at two Clarity Cannabis storefronts in Greater Victoria have joined the United Food and Commercial Workers’ 1518 Local, the union announced Tuesday.
Clarity Cannabis operates five other stores in B.C., including a third location in Greater Victoria, as well as in Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Kamloops and Prince Rupert. The company employs roughly 40 workers across all of its locations.
Also known as budtenders, the staff work in the storefront and assist customers by explaining the various strains and effects of cannabis.