Pete’s Frootique employees hit picket lines for better pay
Posted Nov 20, 2023 07:16:33 AM.
Last Updated Nov 20, 2023 11:36:47 PM.
Picket lines went up Saturday outside the Pete’s Frootique downtown location as workers look for better pay.
Pete’s employees voted overwhelmingly to join the Service Employees International Union Local 2 last year, but say they are still without a contract from Sobey’s, which owns the store.
According to striking workers, many employees are working for minimum wage and the last offer from the company called for a wage increase of five cents per hour.
Striking Pete’s Frootique workers along with supporters gathered Sunday for a rally at the location on Dresden Row, which remains closed “until further notice”.