Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NBU applies to represent third Cannabis NB store

The New Brunswick Union has applied to the Labour Board to become the official bargaining agent for a third Cannabis NB store.
The majority of employees at the Lansdowne Ave. location in Saint John signed cards indicating they want to be unionized and join the NBU.
This marks the third store in New Brunswick to take this step following workers in Campbellton and Miramichi.
The application for the Lansdowne store was submitted on Mar. 19.
“We’re very pleased a third store has decided to sign cards and move forward with the unionization process,” said NBU President Susie Proulx-Daigle. “Given the talk from various elected officials about wanting to privatize Cannabis NB, we feel it’s important for these workers to look at their options in order to protect their livelihoods.”
The NBU has cards signed by other Cannabis NB employees throughout the province, but Campbellton, Miramichi and the Lansdowne location in Saint John had the strongest concentration of workers wanting to unionize to date.
“Organizing Cannabis NB has been challenging,” said Proulx-Daigle. “Our team has been working hard making contact in various ways to let these workers know about their options.”
Proulx-Daigle encourages any Cannabis NB employee interested in learning more about unionization to contact the NBU at (506) 458-8440 or go online to www.nbu.ca.