Quebec government workers are organizing a 2-day protest in Montreal this week

A demonstration in Montreal is organized by the Union of Public and Parapublic Service of Quebec (SFPQ) on Tuesday April 26 and Wednesday April 27.

Quebec government employees will also hold a similar rally in Quebec City on the same dates.

The Montreal demonstration is held at Parc des Faubourgs on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and that of Wednesday takes place in front of the Montreal courthouse at the same time.

As for the demonstrations in Quebec, the SFPQ plans to demonstrate in front of the National Assembly on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in front of the Quebec courthouse on Wednesday, again, at the same time.

In a Press release, he said that “it should be noted that workers in the public service bargaining unit who work in departments and agencies have decided to apply strong pressure”. Such tactics can lead to a 10-day strike among workers.

To give you a little more context, Christian Daigle, president of the SFPQ, said: “The Legault government still refuses to improve working conditions enough to help stem the labor shortage problems affecting public services. The demands are reasonable: fair wages that take into account the labor market and galloping inflation” in a Press release April 12.

The SFPQ claims that 81% of unionized workers voted in favor of these tactics which could lead to a strike.

Remember that the negotiations concern the renewal of the collective agreement of some 26,000 members of the SFPQ, most of whom hold office and technical positions in Quebec departments and agencies.

The collective agreement for civil servants in Quebec expired on April 1, 2020, so the objective is to have the collective agreement renewed for approximately 26,000 members of the SFPQ.

“Although we have warned of the negative impacts on our members and on its ability to recruit in a job market that is more volatile than ever, the Legault government continues to do what it wants. Consequently, the Government of Quebec is no longer a match for the salary conditions offered by other employers in the private sector, municipalities or the federal government,” continued Daigle.

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