CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Quebec Bill 142 Freezes Incomes of University Workers

The collective agreements of Qu├ębec's five hundred thousand public sector
workers (health, social services, primary, secondary and college education,
and civil servants) expired in June 2003. Most unionized workers have
applied pressure tactics, including legal strikes, which in no way put the
population at risk or threatened essential services.

In December 2005, the government arbitrarily terminated negotiations and
imposed a decree, Bill 142. This law excludes from negotiation salaries,
insurance, retirement plans, and parental rights. It imposes a 2-year salary
freeze.

Quebec public sector workers are asking for your support. In less than 30
seconds you can send a message to the Premier of Quebec demanding that they
be treated with respect and in accordance with international conventions
regarding trade union rights.

To send your message go to:

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=83

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