Employees of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) began their first two-day strike on Thursday morning to demand parity with the wage increases obtained by comparable groups of public sector workers. .
Negotiations between the CDPDJ and the Treasury Board “stand still on the monetary issue,” said the Federation of Professionals (FP-CSN) in a press release.
The grouping of unions believes that these workers “have a legitimate demand to obtain parity with public sector wage increases”, while legal advisers are asking for parity with lawyers and notaries in the public service.
According to the FP-CSN, these requests have been submitted to the CDPDJ for several weeks, but the employer has indicated that it is waiting to receive its mandates from the Treasury Board.
“The Treasury Board must stop dithering and recognize pay parity. There is no reason to let this labor dispute continue. Pay equity is the least we can do for these employees who do essential work defending the rights of the most vulnerable people in our society. The elections are fast approaching and the government must now get involved in the file to settle one of the last negotiations underway in the public and parapublic sector,” said Danny Roy, president of the FP-CSN.
Remember that at the beginning of June, CDPDJ employees voted more than 95% in favor of a five-day strike mandate, to be used when deemed appropriate.