The owner of the sign Brault & Martineau, the BMTC Group, has set off a second lockout.
This time it is the 37 advisers to the sale of Brault & Martineau store in Laval. These locked out are added to those of the BMTC Group distribution center in Montreal in labor dispute since February 28.
The advisers to the sale of the Laval store got their union certification on December 7, along with 17 office workers from the same store. These are not, however, affected by the lockout.
The management of BMTC said Monday that the union affiliated to the United Workers and Workers of the Food and Commercial leaves him no choice, "both by the nature of its claims that the intransigence he shows to the negotiating table" .
"An important part of the union's demands ignore the competitive environment in which the company operates and alter the essence of its business model. These union demands would have the effect of reducing the quality of customer service in stores and change the shopping experience of our customers in the store, which are nevertheless essential to the success of the company, "indicates the direction that adds that union demands are "unrealistic and unreasonable."
The climate looks better with office workers, who filed a draft convention. The first negotiating sessions are planned on 6 and 8 April.
The company ensures that the opening hours of the store in question and its delivery services are not affected by the lockout.
In the case of the conflict in the distribution center, it focuses on new employees pension plan. Unifor The union represents 200 employees there.