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At the end of the day on Tuesday, the University of Sherbrooke support staff, members of SEESUS, went on strike for a 24-hour period.

The strike followed a general meeting of the members, who have been working without a contract since December 31, 2008, with the exception of about a hundred research employees, who have been waiting for their contract renewal for more than five years, since June 2006.

In October 2010, 1,400 members of SEESUS voted by 88 per cent in favour of pressure tactics up to a strike.

The support staff held a demonstration on March 23 to indicate their rejection of a clearly inadequate salary offer. More than 800 people took part in the demonstration.