TVA Montreal employees vote to strike if necessary

Workers without contract since Dec. 31, 2016: CUPE

TVA Montreal employees vote to strike if necessary

During a meeting on June 19, the Syndicat des employé(e)s (SCFP) de TVA members voted 96.8 per cent in favour of resorting to pressure tactics up to and including a strike.

“Negotiations have totally stalled,” said Réal Leboeuf, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representative. “Talks are going nowhere, and we have noted that the only way out of this predicament is to pressure the employer, while at the same time giving the bargaining committee our unwavering support.”

About 830 employees of TVA Montreal have been without a collective agreement since Dec. 31, 2016, said the union.

Discussions have bogged down, mainly on the contracting out of work that should be done by TVA workers, said the union.

“We’re now seeing work normally done by TVA employees being transferred to other Quebecor affiliates such as Quebecor Media or even the MELS studios,” said Leboeuf.

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