Pete’s Frootique employees hit picket lines for better pay

By CityNews Halifax Staff

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”.

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