sector strike: Girard criticized for donating money to Quebecers

If the Legault government no longer has the means to pay public sector employees better, it is because of the money given to Quebecers, particularly through tax cuts and checks given to Quebecers before the last election , claim liberals and PQists.

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Treasury Secretary Eric Girard, who was embroiled in the matter of subsidizing the Los Angeles Kings, was entitled to harsh criticism in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

The $5 million to $7 million awarded to the NHL team for two games at the Videotron Center is “a symptom of this government’s decisions,” Liberal Monsef Derraji said during a news conference.

“If we look back just a few months, we have to talk about the $500, we can talk about the election checks. We can ask why [il a décidé de] “We want to finance tax cuts through the generation fund,” he stressed when asked about the government’s financial framework with which it would propose major salary increases for around 600,000 civil servants.

Philippe Couillard’s Liberal government left a $7 billion surplus, Mr. Derraji argues. “A finance minister cannot come today and say that we do not have the resources. “He should have made the right decisions if he had the means, with a good margin of maneuver of $7 billion, so that Quebecers don’t have to bear the costs today,” he said.

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The same speech to the Parti Québécois. “He used his room for maneuver,” said PQ MP Pascal Bérubé.

In addition to checks to Quebecers and tax cuts, Mr. Bérubé also cites the refunds for overpayments from Hydro-Québec and the negotiations with specialists that made it possible to recover only half of the planned amount.

The member for Matane-Matapédia also believes that the government may risk using the special law to end the strike that is beginning.

Negotiate

For its part, Québec Solidaire rejected the idea of ​​the president of the Ministry of Finance, Sonia LeBel, to regulate the organization of work before negotiating new proposals on the salaries of public sector employees.

“You can walk very well and chew gum at the same time,” says QS group leader Alexandre Leduc.

“Mrs LeBel, she says that because she doesn’t want to give more salaries. She uses some kind of baseless argument to organize the negotiations to justify that it doesn’t result in better salaries. But we can certainly negotiate good salaries at the central table as well as negotiate working conditions at the sectoral tables. “We managed to do both very well at the same time,” he assures us.

Strike calendar
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Tuesday

Joint Front Strike Day 1 of 3

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WHOWho is mobilized?

  • 420,000 workers are affiliated to the CSN, the CSQ, the FTQ and the APTS. This front brings together employees from the health and education networks.
  • In schools, the Common Front represents support staff, specialists and 60% of teachers.
  • In CEGEPs, 85% of teachers are connected to the Common Front through the CSN.
  • In the health network, the Common Front represents not only office workers but also specialists and technicians.

WhatDisturbances are to be expected

  • Picketing in front of schools, CEGEPs, health and social services.
  • School and daycare classes are suspended in most school service centers in Quebec. Also closure of administrative centers.

OrPlanned events

  • A large demonstration is not planned.

Wednesday

Joint front strike day 2 of 3

details

union

WHOWho is mobilized?

  • 420,000 workers are affiliated to the CSN, the CSQ, the FTQ and the APTS. This front brings together employees from the health and education networks.
  • In schools and CEGEPs, the Common Front represents support staff, professionals and 60% of teachers.
  • In the health network, the Common Front represents not only office workers but also specialists and technicians.

WhatDisturbances are to be expected

  • Picketing in front of schools, CEGEPs, health and social services.
  • School and daycare classes are suspended in most school service centers in Quebec. Also closure of administrative centers.

OrPlanned events

  • A large demonstration is not planned.

THURSDAY

Joint front strike day 3 of 3

details

union

WHOWho is mobilized?

  • 420,000 workers are affiliated to the CSN, the CSQ, the FTQ and the APTS. This front brings together employees from the health and education networks.
  • In schools and CEGEPs, the Common Front represents support staff, professionals and 60% of teachers.
  • In the health network, the Common Front represents not only office workers but also specialists and technicians.

WhatDisturbances are to be expected

  • Picketing in front of schools, CEGEPs, health and social services.
  • School and daycare classes are suspended in most school service centers in Quebec. Also closure of administrative centers.

OrPlanned events

  • Planned rally in front of the National Assembly of Quebec between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

FIQ strike day 1 of 2

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WHOWho is mobilized?

  • The Quebec Interprofessional Health Federation (FIQ) represents 80,000 nurses, practical nurses, respiratory therapists and clinical perfusionists.

WhatDisturbances are to be expected

  • Picketing in front of health and social care facilities.
  • In the health network, the strike is governed by essential services. Therefore, some treatments will be slowed down on certain units.
  • In addition, it is mandatory that 70% of operational services and 80% of services be maintained in subspecialty centers.

OrPlanned events

  • A large demonstration is not planned.

FAE general strike without borders

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WHOWho is mobilized?

  • The Autonomous Education Federation (FAE) represents 66,000 teachers in Montreal, Quebec, Outaouais, the Laurentians, Estrie and Montérégie. This corresponds to 40% of teachers.

WhatDisturbances are to be expected

  • Picketing in front of schools
  • Suspension of classes for an indefinite period in the school service centers represented by the FAE. A return to class will only be possible if the union reaches an agreement in principle or makes significant progress at the negotiating table.

OrPlanned events

  • At 11:30 a.m. demonstration “for teachers and public schools” organized by the FAE in Jarry Park in Montreal.

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