MONTREAL, April 25, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Côte-Saint-Luc's blue collar workers will exercise their right to strike for 24 hours Monday, May 2nd. They want a fair collective agreement and have not had one since December 31st, 2012.
"This administration is not showing any interest for a negotiated settlement. By ignoring workers, elected officials are not serving their constituents. Three and a half years without a collective agreement is shameful, especially knowing we have been able to come to settlements elsewhere. There seems to be a fair amount of ill will or neglect on the part of this administration" declared Chantal Racette, president of the Syndicat des cols bleus regroupés de Montréal (SCFP-CUPE local 301).
The local representing Côte-Saint-Luc's blue collar workers has held a strike mandate since February 4th. 93.5 % of workers voted in favor of walking off the job.
"We represent 99 permanent staff members and auxiliary workers. They provide important public services. A little respect on behalf of our employees is imperative at this stage of negotiations" added the Union president.
With more than 110,000 members in Quebec, SCFP (CUPE) represents 70 % of municipal workers across the province.
SOURCE Canadian Union of Public Employees (FTQ)
For further information: Lisa Djevahirdjian, SCFP-CUPE Communications, 514-831-3815