Sounding the alarm
Last Wednesday, the APTS-FIQ alliance joined other unions representing Québec’s 500,000 public sector employees to carry out joint visibility actions near the Jacques-Cartier bridge (in Montréal) and on Parliament Hill (in Québec City). The goal was to sound the alarm on the current state of public services. All of the unions are criticizing the government for not having tabled acceptable offers, almost eight months after collective agreements have come to an end for personnel in health and social services, education, and the public service. These employees, of course, are regularly thanked by Premier Legault at each of his press briefings. The Treasury Board is also sticking to its unacceptable positions on intersectoral matters such as pay, pension plans, parental rights, and regional disparities.