The Front commun has always wanted to settle before the holidays, and the mandate we were given by our members allowed us to use strike action according to circumstances at the bargaining table. That’s the logic behind our final series of strike days. The government needs to understand one thing: this is our last warning. If contract talks continue, the government will have to take the blame for the consequences of its inertia and face the massive mobilization of our 420,000 members. It’s worth remembering that the Front commun’s mandate to call an unlimited general strike at the appropriate time is a very strong one, approved by a vote of over 95%.
Unions belonging to the Front commun have convened their respective decision-making bodies in the first days of the week of December 18 in order to take stock of negotiations.
We’ll see you on the picket lines starting December 8. Together as one, we’ll tell the government that we won’t back down.