Four Metro and Jean Coutu branches vandalized in the suburbs


The labor dispute between the union members of the Varennes center and the employer escalates. Four Metro and Jean Coutu branches were vandalized in the suburbs of Montreal, learned The newspaper.

“There was vandalism at four branches (two of which are located in Boucherville (2 Metro) and 1 Metro and 1 PJC in Longueuil,” said Journal Marie-Claude Bacon, Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communications at Metro.

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According to her, union members are also currently disturbing the trucks at the Varennes distribution center, which would contravene the injunction issued last Thursday, deplores the employer.

Tuesday morning, Jean Coutu recalled having made a global offer last July and accuses the union of having remained on its positions.

“The union should have presented this offer to its members, as it had announced, or made us a counter-offer. This was not presented to the members and we did not receive any counter-offer, despite the fact that we met on September 21 and September 26-27 and that we tried to negotiate, with the help of the conciliator ”, advanced the senior manager of Metro, Marie-Claude Bacon.

On the side of the union, it was said Tuesday morning not to be aware of acts of vandalism.

“I am not aware of this,” told the Journal Audrey Benoit, President of the Jean Coutu Pharmacy Warehouse Workers Union (CSN).

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