Several unions will demonstrate in front of the General Council of the Coalition Avenir Québec


Several unions plan to demonstrate starting at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Saint-Hyacinthe Convention Center in Montérégie, where the General Council of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) will meet on Saturday.

The Interprofessional Health Federation of Quebec (FIQ), the Public and Parapublic Service Union of Quebec (SFPQ) and the Confederation of National Unions (CSN) have confirmed their presence.

In a press release, the FIQ said its members wanted to “remind CAQ MPs that there is still no agreement in principle.”

The SFPQ also wants to be heard in the renewal of the collective agreement of its 26,000 members, the majority of whom hold office and technical jobs in ministries and organizations in Quebec.

“The CAQ government has spent months delaying the progress of negotiations. Our demands are nevertheless reasonable: fair salary conditions that take into account the offers for groups of union members in the public sector, as well as the labor market and inflation. By continually refusing to recognize the need to promote public sector jobs, this government shows its lack of respect for our members and the work they do,” said SFPQ General President Christian Daigle in a statement.

For their part, the members of the CSN want to express their opposition to the reform of Health Minister Christian Dubé and the privatization of the health network.

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