The SAQ In Quebec Is Officially On Strike

Surprise strike!
The SAQ In Quebec Is Officially On Strike

Employees of SAQ ( Société des alcools du Québec) walked off of work on Sunday during a surprise strike which will continue until the end of today.

READ ALSO: Winnipeg Is The Most Disgusting City In Canada Right Now

It's been a while since we've heard about SAQ employees going on strike; that's because the 6-day strike will not be happening consecutively. The last one took place on August 22nd.

The original reason for the SAQ union strike is mainly surrounding weekend schedules and the precarious situation of job security of part-time employees of the SAQ.

Via meddygarnet

Around a month ago, employees walked out on the job with little no zero notice.  It seems like the "element of surprise" tactic is going to be the strike strategy of choice until the 6-days are used up. Because what's the point of striking if the public or SAQ management is given notice.

During SAQ strikes the majority of the 400 stores across Quebec are entirely closed. Except for a few locations which remain open - yet understaffed, and run by management.

@lasaqembedded via  

Unfortunately, it's difficult to predict when the next strike will happen, hopefully, their tactics will be effective and union employees will be able to leverage some negotiation power. As of now, however, the strike does not seem effective, and employees are no closer to getting the benefits demanded.

Source 

Here's What's Open & What's Closed On Labour Day In Montreal

There are still a ton of things to do this Monday holiday!
  • Here's a short list of what's open and what's closed on Labour Day in Montreal.
  • If you're heading out, make sure to call ahead to your destination to inquire about reduced hours.

Yes, it's a long weekend! Three uninterrupted days to relax, have fun, and not think for two seconds about things like school or work, or other responsibilities until Tuesday morning. Not to be too depressing but it will be six weeks before we get another official long weekend. 

But let's focus on the positive! This is usually one of the summer weekends that people are trying to pack in their last days of camping or chalet time. But if you're planning to stay in the city it's good to know what's open and what's closed so you can plan out your Labour Day weekend.  

Keep Reading Show less

Announcing Montreal's First Ever Pothole Beauty Pageant

Which is the city's most beautiful pothole?

What we love about potholes here at MTL Blog is that they provide us with an endless number of stories to share. Readers are constantly sending us photos of their favourite holes in the road. Not only that but we've become friends with many potholes around the city.

We see them every day doing their very best to make us late to work and to destroy our wheels so it's about time we give them some love! 

Keep Reading Show less

Montreal's Largest Vintage Pop-Up Shop Is Coming This Weekend

Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups is hosting their biggest event ever!

Fashion can transcend time and space. No one knows this better than vintage clothing aficionados. Vintage lovers rejoice because Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups is hosting the biggest vintage pop-up shop Montreal has ever seen!

With Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups, you never have to worry about finding the perfect piece because they have everything! Since March 2018, this independently operated pop-up boutique is one of the best vintage clothing markets in the city. You simply can't miss this Flohmarkt event happening at the former Urban Outfitters on St-Denis! 

Keep Reading Show less

A video shared with MTLBlog by Instagram user @21blocks this afternoon shows a massive car fire two blocks from Lionel-Groulx metro station at the Petro-Canada gas station in the Montreal neighbourhood of St-Henri.

Details of the fire are few, but it's clear several police vehicles were on scene.

Keep Reading Show less