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Agreement in principle rejected by the employees of the Montreal and Quebec City distribution centres

Montreal, December 6, 2021 – The SAQ has just been informed that the employees of its Montreal and Quebec City distribution centres (STTSAQ) have rejected the agreement in principle reached on Monday, November 29 by a margin of 86%.

In the coming days, the SAQ will hold discussions with the union party to better understand the reasons for this decision and determine the next steps to be taken. You can be sure that we hope for a return to the bargaining table as soon as possible.


Our priority: to replenish the stocks

Over the coming weeks, the SAQ teams will focus on replenishing our stores and SAQ.COM, as well as licensees across Quebec. As we head into the holiday season, every effort will be made to return to normal across our network as soon as possible.


About the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)
Created in 1921, the SAQ imports, distributes and sells a broad range of wines, beers and spirits. Its sales network comprises 409 stores and 429 agency stores located throughout Quebec as well as a transactional website, Driven by the passion and know-how of its 7,000 employees, the SAQ offers Quebecers a world of discovery, with nearly 43,000 products from 3,700 suppliers in 82 countries. In fiscal 2020-2021, the SAQ supported more than 250 organizations and events and paid a dividend of $1.219 billion to the Quebec government, while also ensuring its business activities respected local communities and the environment.