Montreal, Thursday, October 29, 2009 – At last night’s extraordinary general meeting, 74% of the City of Pointe-Claire’s white collar workers came out in favor of job action, at the opportune time, up to and including strike.
Members of the “Syndicat des fonctionnaires municipaux de Montréal” (CUPE-QFL) have been without a contract since June 30, 2006.
Discussions began in October 2007 and, despite close to twenty work sessions, has foundered on major points such as pension fund improvements, bonuses, and parity between permanent union workers and those without permanent status.
Our demands are completely reasonable. If we managed to get this elsewhere on the Island of Montreal, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be possible in Pointe-Claire,” said union president Monique Côté. “There’s no question of us accepting less than what’s been obtained in other Montreal municipalities.”
Any measures may be employed to denounce management’s position. Some will be set motion in the upcoming days.
SFMM (CUPE-QFL) represents over 10,000 white collar workers in Montreal public and parapublic services. These members work for the City of Montreal, the 12 reconstituted cities in the Montreal area, and paramunicipal organizations such as “La Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau”, “Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal” (SHDM), “Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal” (OMHM), “Corporation Anjou 80, Stationnement de Montréal”, and the Montreal branch of the private company Six Flags SEC (La Ronde).
This press release and other information area available at scfp.qc.ca and from sfmm429.qc.ca
SOURCE: SYNDICAT DES FONCTIONNAIRES MUNICIPAUX DE MONTRÉAL (SFMM)