Municipal workers with City of Sept-Îles, Que., vote in favour of strike

Would affect about 120 employees: SCFP

Employees with the City of Sept-Îles, Que., voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action on June 5.

The collective agreement expired on Sept. 30, 2017, and in spite of mediation imposed by Bill 24, the parties could not come to an agreement. Two major issues are at the heart of the dispute: reductions in the sick leave plan and annual salary increases, said the Syndicat des cols blancs de la Ville de Sept-Îles union (SCFP).

“The salary increases offered to the white-collar workers do not even match those granted to municipal elected officials in 2017 and 2018,” said Charlaine Sirois, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representative on the north shore.

The white-collar workers consist of about 60 permanent employees and around the same number of temporary employees, said the union.

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