Côte-Saint-Luc employees to launch labour action

Blue collar workers to hold one-day strike

Blue collar workers at Montreal's Côte-Saint-Luc will launch a 24-hour strike on May 2.

The employees — represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 301 — are calling for a fair collective agreement.

According to the union, the workers have been without an agreement since Dec. 31, 2012.

"Three and a half years without a collective agreement is shameful, especially knowing we have been able to come to settlements elsewhere," said CUPE Local 301 president Chantal Racette.

"This administration is not showing any interest for a negotiated settlement. By ignoring workers, elected officials are not serving their constituents... There seems to be a fair amount of ill will or neglect on the part of this administration."

Workers voted 93.5 per cent in favour of labour action and have been in a legal strike position since Feb. 4.

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