By Katherine Dow, CTV News on June 15, 2023
Over 100 cannabis workers in Manitoba have voted overwhelmingly in favour of signing a new collective agreement, making it the first of its kind in the province.
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), the union representing employees at ten The Joint locations across Manitoba, said the new 30-month agreement addresses numerous concerns including safety, rates of pay and unjust disciplines.
“I’m proud of our new members who stood up for their rights to join UFCW and worked together on not only organizing their workplace but also working with us to obtain the first collective agreement for Cannabis retail workers in the province of Manitoba,” UFCW Local 832 president Jeff Traeger said in a news release.
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