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Quebec daycare workers begin rotating strike as talks set to resume this week

Home daycare workers want better wages, among other demands


September 1, 2020
By The Canadian Press

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MONTREAL — Ten thousand Quebec daycare workers are launching a rotating strike today, as negotiations between their union and the province have failed to produce a deal.

The group representing the workers, the Federation des intervenantes en petite enfance, says the strike will start today in the Quebec City and Chaudiere-Appalaches areas and end Sept. 18 in the Laurentians and Monteregie regions, north and south of Montreal.

Representatives for the workers and the Quebec government met Monday afternoon and said talks would continue on an unspecified date later this week.

Home daycare workers in Quebec want better wages, among other demands.

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Quebec Families Minister, Mathieu Lacombe, said last week he hoped to come to an agreement to avoid a strike.

The workers’ federation says it plans to launch a general strike on Sept. 21 if no deal is reached before then.