June 26, 2022

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SAQ | Negotiations are ongoing

Employees strike |  Agreement in principle on SAQ warehouses

Negotiations between Union and Crown Corporation continued on Monday, resuming last week after SAQ warehouse employees rejected the deal in principle.


Nathaelle Morissette

Nathaelle Morissette
Press

Week days ago, union members of two distribution centers as well as delivery managers rejected 86% of the agreement reached in principle between the parties. Due to a three-day strike called by 800 wage workers in November, branches of the state-owned company are still struggling to fill their shelves.

In an interview last week, Catherine Dagenice, president and CEO of SAQ, promised that there would be enough wine and spirits for Christmas. “The purpose is to have the right stocks for the holiday season,” she says. Normal product may not be available. But we have a lot of products. ”

The union said in a statement last Thursday that it was taking all possible steps to reach a new agreement as the holidays approached.

In addition, SAQ’s business customers’ site experienced some slowdowns on Monday due to security updates. However, it was not closed by Quebec. Following the discovery of a security breach, the government ordered the closure of many of its sites and services, much like Ottawa.

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