MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - A report from a Ministry of
Labour investigation filed today states that McGill University is using
scabs to do the work of striking support staff.
According to Jérôme Turcq, Regional Executive Vice-President of the
Public Service Alliance of Canada in Québec (PSAC-Québec), the union is
shocked by the immoral action taken by this internationally renowned
institution. "Shame on McGill! Instead of trying to circumvent the
Labour Code, the University should be striving to negotiate a fair
collective agreement with its employees."
Support staff at McGill University has been on strike since September
1st. Workers are demanding parity with other Montreal universities,
including a fair wage scale and control of their pension and benefits
"Over the next few days, we will be requesting a ruling from the
Commission des relations de travail on this report in order to ensure
compliance with the law," added Kevin Whittaker, President of McGill
University Non-Academic Certified Association (MUNACA).
PSAC represents over 178,000 workers across Canada. A QFL affiliate,
PSAC-Québec represents over 40,000 workers throughout the federal
public sector, the private sector and Quebec universities, including
1,700 non-academic workers who are members of MUNACA.
For further information:
Patrick Leblanc, political attaché, PSAC-Québec, 514-706-5997, firstname.lastname@example.org