Some daycare workers in Quebec to begin a two-day strike on Tuesday

Daycare workers seek better wages and more resources for children with special needs.

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Some public daycare workers will stop working Tuesday and Wednesday as part of lobbying tactics for an improved contract offer.

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The rotating strike affects the Montreal, Laval, Lanaudière, Montérégie and Estrie regions on October 12 and the Capitale-Nationale, Chaudière-Appalaches and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions on October 13.

The striking child caregivers are members of the Fédération des intervenantes en petitefance. The union is affiliated with the Centrale des union du Québec.

The main issue on the table is wages. Salaries for qualified daycare educators are $ 19 per hour to start and $ 25 at the top of the pay scale. Workers are also asking for more resources for children with special needs.

Daycare workers who are members of the Federation of Health and Social Services will go on strike on October 14 and 15.

Reference-montrealgazette.com

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