October 28, 2013 12:27 pm
Updated: October 28, 2013 12:43 pm

First collective agreement for 6 Quebec Couche-Tard stores

A Couche Tard dépanneur is pictured in Montreal, October 5, 2012.

Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) has reached a first collective agreement with the union representing workers at six stores in Quebec.

It’s the first union agreement for the Quebec-based convenience store operator in North America.

The two sides also agreed on compensation for two locations closed since unionization efforts first started.

The three-year agreement, approved by the union membership, provides wage increases, recognizes seniority rights of workers and includes measures to protect workers from violent customers.

The agreement affects 70 workers at six locations and 24 employees at two stores that were closed.

© 2013 The Canadian Press

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