This is the end for Chantal Racette at the head of the blue-collar

News 24 August, 2017
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    Chantal Racette, Union blue-collar workers of Montreal

    Camille Garnier

    Thursday, 24 August, 2017 06:30

    Thursday, 24 August, 2017 06:30

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    The former president of the union of blue-collar workers of Montreal, Chantal Racette announced yesterday evening in the Journal that she would not be candidate in the next elections of the union.

    It indicates in a press release to want to pass the message to the national president of the union of the public service ” it is high time to pass as promised in the elections of a new executive “.

    Chantal Racette, the first woman to be elected head of the organization in 2015, had been destitute during the trusteeship of the union, last may.


    The current guardian of the union of blue-collar workers, Denis Régimbald, announced the following month that elections to elect a new executive council would take place ” when the affairs of the union would be restored “. He had, however, provided no specific date.

    The trusteeship came after two years of a presidency marked by many setbacks.

    In December 2015, the president of the union of blue-collar workers had been suspended two months following an illegal strike in which participated more than 2000 employees of the City.

    In February 2016, The Newspaper had revealed that Ms. Racette had qualified a judge of the “squeals of crazy” at a union meeting, which brought together approximately 300 people.

    A few months later, The Newspaper was aware that the two directors, the trade union accused Ms. Racette of having done install of location-aware devices in their vehicles.


    Finally, in march last suspicions of excessive spending, revealed by our Bureau of investigation, had led Mrs. Racette to have to explain in front of its central trade union organisation.

    Ms. Racette denounced the trusteeship of the union of blue-collar and calls for his dismissal unfair.

    “I know that I have disturbed the habits of much of the world in my trade union structure in the office,” wrote the former driver of a heavy vehicle, known for his outspokenness. It also acknowledges not having “not been easy or perfect,” before adding “having” the maximum possible in the collective interest “.

    Speaking about her future union, Chantal Racette says she will continue to campaign “with conviction and honesty” and it will be available “for any other role” if members of the union request.