Daycare strike cancelled after union reaches agreement in principle with government

Two days of planned strikes by 11,000 daycare workers in Quebec were called off at the 11th hour on Monday night when the union reached an agreement in principle with the Quebec government.

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Published on: November 6, 2017 | Last Updated: November 6, 2017 11:02 PM EST

Kids attend a CPE (Centres de la petite enfance) in Montreal in this file photo. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette

Two days of planned strikes by 11,000 daycare workers in Quebec were called off at the 11th hour on Monday night when the union reached an agreement in principle with the Quebec government.

Daycare workers at Quebec’s Centres de la petite enfance who are members of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux planned to strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, part of a six-day strike mandate whose first day was held Oct. 30. 

The union declined to say what elements are in the deal before it is presented to members for ratification on Nov. 14. The negotiations concern disputes over the retirement age and pension plan contributions.

The Centrale des syndicats du Québec also has a mandate for three strike days but hasn’t said when it will use them. 

 

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