October 20, 2020

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Canada: The Federation of Childcare Workers of Quebec calls an indefinite general strike : Education International

Canada: The Federation of Childcare Employees of Quebec calls an indefinite normal strike The ten,000...

Canada: The Federation of Childcare Employees of Quebec calls an indefinite normal strike

The ten,000 property daycare workers affiliated to the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) began an indefinite normal strike on 21 September. They have been keeping rotating strikes in the regions of Quebec considering the fact that one September and this boosts the force.

The problem of wages for the education workers is at the coronary heart of the conflict. The governing administration is presenting these self-employed workers a subsidy of twelve.83 Canadian dollars an hour (eight.21 euros or 9.65 American dollars), though the union is demanding at minimum sixteen.seventy five Canadian dollars an hour. They presently get twelve.42 Canadian dollars an hour, whilst this is much under the hourly Quebec minimal wage of 13.ten Canadian dollars. 

 

“The hole concerning the get-togethers is nonetheless also massive and the indefinite normal strike was unavoidable,” claimed the chair of the Federation of Childcare Employees of Quebec (FIPEQ-CSQ), Valérie Grenon. The childcare workers have been without having work contracts considering the fact that 4 March 2019, as the Quebec Ministry of the Loved ones has refused to acknowledge the value of their do the job. “What we are asking for is equivalent to the wages been given by untrained workers in boy or girl daycare centres,” claimed Grenon. “The Ministry of the Loved ones acknowledges that the qualifications of property daycare workers are equivalent to people in daycare centres, but he refuses to offer them the exact same wages.”

 

Apart from wages, the FIPEQ is contacting for money sources so that the workers can make a periodic report on the boy or girl and the likelihood of having on extra than one boy or girl with exclusive desires.