SHAWVILLE, QC, Dec. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Unionized workers at Valu-Mart in Shawville, in the Pontiac region, are pursuing their unlimited general strike. Last week, the union tabled a counterproposal in answer to the employer's demands.
Despite a reduction of some demands and a more flexible calendar for the implementation of benefits, the employer has not changed it's views. The management of Valu-Mart still does'nt want to offer the same working conditions that have been agreed upon by workers in other supermarkets. Its offers are much lower than what we find elsewhere in Quebec.
Most of the union platform have been rejected. The difference between both parties are far apart regarding wages, pension benefits, insurance and the general terms of the collective agreement.
The union is asking for more openness from the company. The workers only want the same agreement that occured in similar size stores within the Provigo banner.
The employees are determined to stay on the picket line as long as necessary. They are asking for respect and for the same treatment received by their Quebec's fellow workers.
The union, Le Syndicat des travailleuses et des travailleurs du Valu-Mart is affiliated with the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), the Fédération du Commerce - CSN and the Conseil central des syndicats nationaux de l'Outaouais.
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For further information :
Lynn Chamberland, union advisor CSN, 819 664-8277