The strike affecting 24 SQDC cannabis retail outlets across Quebec could be ending soon. Yesterday, both parties received a recommendation from the conciliator, which they accepted. The union agreed to present it to the approximately 230 members of CUPE 5454 to renew their collective agreement and will be recommending acceptance.

This recommendation will be submitted for a vote at a special general meeting on November 12, and if accepted, the labour conflict that has lasted for more than 18 months will come to an end.

“We managed to put an end to this crisis, which will finally enable the workers we represent to be paid wages befitting a Crown Corporation. They will have the last word, but our bargaining committee believes that this recommendation deserves acceptance,” commented CUPE representative Daniel Morin.

In accordance with standard union practice, CUPE will present the details of the recommendation to its members at a special general meeting, after which time it will publicly disclose the highlights of the agreement.