Canada: The Federation of Childcare Workers of Quebec calls an indefinite general strike : Education International

Canada: The Federation of Childcare Personnel of Quebec calls an indefinite normal strike

The 10,000 property daycare workers affiliated to the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) started an indefinite normal strike on 21 September. They have been keeping rotating strikes in the locations of Quebec considering the fact that one September and this boosts the tension.

The problem of wages for the education and learning workers is at the heart of the conflict. The authorities is featuring these self-used workers a subsidy of 12.eighty three Canadian bucks an hour (8.21 euros or nine.sixty five American bucks), while the union is demanding at least sixteen.75 Canadian bucks an hour. They presently acquire 12.42 Canadian bucks an hour, though this is considerably below the hourly Quebec minimum amount wage of 13.10 Canadian bucks. 


“The hole among the events is continue to far too substantial and the indefinite normal strike was unavoidable,” mentioned the chair of the Federation of Childcare Personnel of Quebec (FIPEQ-CSQ), Valérie Grenon. The childcare workers have been with no work contracts considering the fact that four March 2019, as the Quebec Ministry of the Loved ones has refused to accept the value of their perform. “What we are inquiring for is equivalent to the wages acquired by untrained workers in kid daycare centres,” mentioned Grenon. “The Ministry of the Loved ones acknowledges that the skills of property daycare workers are equivalent to all those in daycare centres, but he refuses to offer you them the similar wages.”


Apart from wages, the FIPEQ is contacting for financial assets so that the workers can make a periodic report on the kid and the possibility of having on more than one particular kid with distinctive demands.

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