Montreal's white collar workers suspend rotating strikes
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 26, 2016 9:34PM EST
Montreal’s white collar workers union announced Friday it’s suspending its rotating strikes.
The strikes, which began Jan. 25, were the workers’ attempt to pressure the Coderre administration to renew their contract. The union represents 8,000 employees.
The two sides started meeting with a mediator appointed by Quebec last month to try to find common ground. One of the mediator’s recommendations will be presented to union members. The union did not say what the recommendation was.
The strike will be suspended as of 11:59 p.m. Friday night. Employees should be at work Saturday morning.
The rotating strikes hit different boroughs every day but essential services such as the 311 line were maintained.
The union had planned a general strike on March 1, the deadline to pay municipal taxes. White collar workers have been without a contract for four years.