Thursday, August 20, 2009
Montreal's Blue-Collar Workers To Strike
From The Montreal Gazette:
MONTREAL -- Montreal’s blue-collar workers’ union confirmed it will go on strike at midnight on Aug. 31 in an email sent to city officials Wednesday.
The blue-collar union, Local 301 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, served the strike notice at 5:30 pm Wednesday, Jean Yves Hinse, the city’s director of professional relations, said last night.
“We were supposed to meet to negotiate in August, September and October, so we’re a bit surprised to get hit with this notice,” he said. “Everything was fine.”
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My Comment: The union is flexing their muscles .... and they are eyeing the November Municipal elections as their pressure point.