On this day, November 6, the 420,000 workers represented by the Front commun in Quebec are holding their first one-day strike. In education, health and social services and higher education, across Quebec and with one voice, they will send a first warning to the government to force it to make a substantial offer to the Front commun. Unifor is aware of the crucial issues that they face and stand by our sisters and brothers at the Front. Front commun workers are fighting for fair working conditions, equitable wages and the recognition they deserve for their essential contribution. Unifor recognizes the vital importance of these demands and is fully committed to supporting these efforts.
For several months, the Front commun has been loud and clear, pointing out to the government that its proposals are not acceptable. Suggesting that workers should stay as they are is like throwing gasoline on a fire. Given the current state of public services in Québec, maintaining derisory wage offers, attacking pension plans and calling for greater flexibility is simply absurd.
By supporting and actively participating in this strike, we are affirming our solidarity and our determination to work collectively for tangible improvements. By joining forces, we are not only defending the rights of Front commun members, we are also raising our collective voice for fair and equitable standards for all workers.
Fifty years after the formation of the first Front commun in 1972, the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) and the Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux (APTS) are joining forces in order to negotiate in alliance.
The learn more about the Front commun: https://www.frontcommun.org/home-2/