Closed schools and colleges, hospitals and nursing homes disturbed: the 48-hour strike of more than 110,000 employees of the sectors of education and health will not go unnoticed for Montreal and Laval. While ending a week of rotating strikes across Quebec, the Common Front wants to launch a “strong signal” to Couillard government to restart negotiations.
Families must be imaginative Monday and Tuesday, since all schools in Montreal and Laval will close their doors due to the strike of support staff and professionals. All students and adults services are canceled at the Montreal School Board, the school board of the Point Island, the Marguerite Bourgeoys school board and their two English pending. The 13 CEGEPs in Montreal and Laval are also covered by the strike.
The activities of all the metropolis of health facilities and Laval will also be disturbed by this rotating strike. The service will be fully maintained in emergencies and hospital intensive care, and 90% in specialty hospitals, CHSLDs and rehabilitation centers. Employees CLSCs, youth centers and acute care hospitals will work 55-90% of the time, depending on the institution.
Louise Chabot, president of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), nearly 10 000 members will be on strike Monday, hope that this mobilization will increase the pressure on the government to carry out a negotiated settlement. “We can not accept an employment contract for a period of five years if the conditions for the exercise of our members and their remuneration conditions are not improved. It is at a crossroads in the public sector, “she said in an interview with The Gazette.
These two days of strike put an end to a series of rotating strikes that took place last Monday.