October 24, 2021

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A three-day mobilization to take forward public sector negotiations

A three-day mobilization to take forward public sector negotiations

On Sunday morning, the Federation of Workers of Quebec (FTQ) and its affiliates announced a series of mobilizations from March 29 to 31, condemning the lack of progress in public sector bargaining policies for more than a year.

“There is enough for the workers we represent. These negotiations have dragged on for a long time and our members are frustrated that the government is constantly telling them that they are neat and tidy,” FTQ President Daniel Boer said in a press release.

“It simply came to our notice then [de] Education and social services are tired, exhausted and services are on hand, ”he added.

A mobilization is therefore scheduled for Monday in Granby, Quebec, Drummondville and Montmagnie to meet with Coalition Future Quebec (CQ) ministers responsible for the provinces.

As the car parade progresses to the National Assembly on Tuesday, a rally will be held in front of FTQ offices in Quebec, the next day before the setting up of major interim demonstrations in Quebec and Montreal.

“Recognizing their work and their dedication should go through better working conditions, attracting them and retaining staff and a wage that takes into account their capabilities,” Mr Boyer underlined.

Public sector workers representing FTQ have been without an employment contract since March 31, 2020, when negotiations with the government began in the fall of 2019.

“Unfortunately, negotiations are stalling while we are still waiting for acceptable offers from the Treasury Board,” the central union president concluded.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Quebec Union of Service Employees, Local 298 (SQEES-298), Union of Professional and Office Employees (SEPB) and Union Des Service Employees, Local 800 (UES 800) are also in the negotiations for the public sector. Involved.

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