Group of people with picket signs and flagsTaking advantage of day one of a two-day strike across Quebec, some 250 members of SPSQI-CUPE 5522, the union representing professionals with the Société québécoise des infrastructures, gathered in Quebec City to take to the streets and remind the Quebec government that they have been waiting to renew their collective agreement for more than four years now.

The 735 members consist of engineers, architects, project managers, real estate advisors, and other professionals who plan and manage major projects and the maintenance of the government of Quebec buildings the SQI owns. They are seeking wage catch-up and working conditions competitive with those in the private sector to put themselves in a better position to retain their personnel.

SQI professionals will spend day two of the strike in Montreal where they will continue to show their discontent.