Unionized Quebec Cannabis Store Employees Issue Strike Mandate Over Salaries

Article by Toronto CityNews

Unionized Quebec pot store employees issue strike mandate over salaries

In a year of firsts, Quebec’s provincially owned cannabis shops have their first strike mandate from a group of unionized workers.

The 21 unionized employees at the store in Montreal’s Rosemont-Petite-Patrie neighbourhood voted unanimously in favour of giving union leadership a mandate for a general and unlimited strike.

Wages are at the heart of the labour dispute — the starting wage at the stores are $14 an hour.

A representative of the United Food and Commercial Workers-Quebec, which represents the workers, says the job is not like others in Canadian retail — they sell a unique product and have an obligation to ensure the health and safety of their clientele.

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