Early childhood Centres of Montréal and Laval: the workers are given a bank of six days of strike

News 10 September, 2017
  • QMI agency

    Saturday, 9 September 2017 20:54

    Saturday, 9 September 2017 20:54

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    MONTREAL – workers at early childhood centers of Montreal and Laval have overwhelmingly voted Saturday in favor, “a bank of six days of strike to use when the time is deemed appropriate”.

    The vote took place during an extraordinary general meeting held at the olympic Stadium. Ninety-five percent of the members who cast their vote have supported the pressure medium.

    The strategy is intended to “put the pressure to unblock the negotiation of national provisions with employers’ associations and the ministry of the Family,” explained the trade Union of female workers (ers) the early childhood centres of Montréal and Laval, which has members in 107 EPC, totaling 157 facilities.

    Other votes will be held for the CPES that are not able to be present at the meeting, said the union.

    These workers are without a work contract since march 31, 2015.

    “After thirty-negotiation meetings, including a blitz of five days last may, only material non-monetary, have been the subject of agreement since the talks began last December,” said Tania Vladez, a member of the national committee of negotiation of the EPC. In this negotiation, the demands of the employers have been significant decreases, not only in the working conditions of the employee-es, but also for the quality of services offered to children. And that’s not counting that we still have not got answers to our requests for monetary order, in particular.”