SQDC: councilors still on strike for a living wage

On an indefinite general strike for two months, the advisers of the Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC) reiterated their determination on Thursday to maintain pressure on the employer to “get a decent salary”.

SQDC: councilors still on strike for a living wage

On an indefinite general strike for two months, the advisers of the Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC) reiterated their determination on Thursday to maintain pressure on the employer to “get a decent salary”.

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) justifies the continuation of the walkout by the absence of a “satisfactory” salary offer from the Crown corporation and which would allow employees to “live with dignity”.

The maintenance of the strike movement is also a response to the “unjustified” sanctions against union members who showed up to work in dresses or shorts to denounce the slowness in the negotiations.

“To this day, the employer still refuses to listen to our arguments and to negotiate our salary in good faith. We are concerned about the poverty in which our employer, a prosperous Crown corporation, keeps us,” union president David Clément said in a statement.

The union affiliated with the FTQ expects from the employer a real offer that would reflect what an employee of a "very profitable" state corporation earns, an offer that, according to the union, would be closer to what the Prime Minister François Legault considers them to be “paying jobs” at $56,000.

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