SAQ union upset after another holdup
The union repsenting SAQ workers is once again calling on management to make sure there's more than one employee working at an SAQ store at all times.
This, after an employee working alone in Marieville last week was the victim of an armed robbery.
She wasn't hurt, but the incident calls to mind an incident at a Baie D'Urfé outlet in 2010, where another female employee, Hélène Leduc, was shot during a robbery attempt while working alone.
She's now a quadriplegic. Her assailants have yet to be caught.
Union president Katia Lelièvre is accusing the SAQ for stinginess, saying the SAQ is more interested in profits than employee security.
"Even before the Baie D'Urfé holdup in 2010 we wanted to make sure employees didn't work alone," Lelièvre says. "We're asking for the same thing."
Lelièvre adds the worker's health and safety board made that very same recommendation following the Baie D'Urfe shooting.