Strike: The service is maintained in the SQDC.

SQDC customer service will not be terminated despite an indefinite general strike called on Friday by state-owned company union members, the Quebec Cannabis Society was assured on Wednesday.

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Since the other 67 branches of the network are not represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the strike will only affect employees of the 22 branches represented by CUPE.

“The 22 striking branches remain open to customers on a reduced schedule and service is being provided by their managers,” the state company said in a press release.

The strike was called in response to the removal of the union’s president, vice president of 75 employees for wearing clothing that was inconsistent with workplace health and safety regulations and obligations, the union assured on Tuesday.

Demanding higher wages and better working conditions, in February 2022, 91% of employees voted in favor of applying pressure tactics.

The wearing of sandals or Bermuda shorts, for example, is prohibited by the Company’s dress code.

“SQDC respects the right of employees to pressure tactics. For example, she tolerated the wearing of colored clothes and did not apply any disciplinary sanctions, ”however, SKDC relativized.

The corporation explained that employees can return to their position if they wear closed trousers and shoes in all colors, including “even if they do not comply with the clothing policy, and this at any time, based on this, their union decides that the strike above”.

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