Montreal – October 18, 2018 – Cannabis workers at four retail locations in Quebec have chosen UFCW as their union. The members work at the Rosemont, Rimouski, Sainte-Foy and Mirabel locationsof the Société québécoise du cannabis, or SQDC (the province’s cannabis retailing chain). The applications for certification were filed with Quebec’s Administrative Labour Tribunal on October 16 and 17, 2018.
In Quebec, UFCW represents more than 40,000 members at more than 650 businesses across the province. The new members at the SDQC will benefit from UFCW’s experience as the union representing thousands of cannabis workers in the United States in stores, pharmacies, and growing, manufacturing and processing facilities.
"We are delighted to welcome the new members at the SQDC,” says Antonio Filato, President of the UFCW Quebec Provincial Council. “Joining UFCW will provide them with the tools and support they need to improve their working conditions and gain a better future."
To find out more about Canada's union for Cannabis workers, visit www.cannabisworkerscanada.ca.