Montreal and Laval daycares adopt a strike mandate

MONTREAL – The daily life of parents of young children could be turned upside down this fall in the regions of Montreal and Laval, when the workers at the Childcare Centers (CPE) have given themselves a mandate to strike.

In a press release released Wednesday evening, the Federation of Health and Social Services (FSSS-CSN) affiliated with the CSN announced that its 2,500 CPE members have given their union a ten-day strike mandate which will be used ” at the appropriate time, probably in the coming weeks. “

According to the FSSS-CSN, the strike mandate was given “by a strong majority”, but the exact figures were not disclosed.

The day before, the union had confirmed that a 10-day strike mandate had been voted for Mauricie and Center-du-Québec. For Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches, the measure was announced earlier this month.

Ultimately, 11,000 members could receive a strike mandate. The FSSS-CSN is currently on a tour to obtain a strike mandate for all regions of Quebec.

Quebec educators have been without an employment contract for 18 months. During their negotiations with the government, they demand, among other things, a fair salary increase for all job titles. Educators also want to give themselves the means to offer better services to children, including those with special needs.

–This report was first published in French by the Canadian Press on September 15, 2021

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