Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Employees of Quebec's Liquor Stores Vote for Six-Day Strike Mandate

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Employees of Quebec's Liquor Stores Vote for Six-Day Strike Mandate

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Quebec liquor store workers vote to strike

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MONTREAL - Unionized workers with Quebec's government-run liquor stores have voted heavily in favour of a six-day strike mandate.

The union said Monday 91 per cent of members who voted supported a strike, in response to stalled collective agreement negotiations.

Union president Katia Lelievre said workers aren't interested in a labour dispute, but they also have legitimate concerns.

They've been working under an expired collective agreement since March 2017.

Negotiations have proven difficult regarding weekend work hours and conditions of part-time employees.

The union said it wants more job security for the estimated 70 per cent of its members who are part-time.

Quebec Liquor Corp. says it is seeking flexibility when it comes to scheduling. …

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