The employees of the Laurentian Bank want to retain their union

News 14 February, 2018
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    Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 19:22

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    MONTREAL – employees of the Laurentian Bank have voted overwhelmingly to retain their union last January, has announced the canadian industrial relations Board on Wednesday.

    The Union des employées et employés professionnels-les et de bureau (SEPB) has indicated, by way of a press release, that the Laurentian Bank was trying to get rid of the union to “conduct a transformation aimed at reducing the banking service at the counter, abolish job security and have a stranglehold on the wages and the bonus to the employee e’s”.

    A motion to revoke the union had been filed in November 2017. However, the 800 employees on 1305 have voted in favour of maintaining the union.

    “This vote demonstrates the importance of having a union in the banking sector. With all of our members at the Laurentian Bank and several components of Desjardins group, the SEPB is a real strength for the employee-e-s of this sector,” said Kateri Lefebvre, director-general of SEPB-Québec, in a press release.

    The union will now attempt to come to an agreement with the employer as to the next collective agreement for employees of the Laurentian Bank.