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Quebec public sector strikes to start Monday

MONTREAL – Public sector workers are gearing up for a six-day rotating strike starting on Monday.

The Common Front of public sector workers, representing over 400,000 health and education workers, as well as civil servants voted in favour of the strike mandate earlier in October.

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Public sector workers have been without a contract since March 31. The Common Front accuses the government of being intransigent in its negotiations with the unions.

As of Monday, teachers, health professionals and civil servants will walk off the job in the Outaouais, Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, the Laurentians and Northern Quebec.

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Work stoppages will be in effect in Montreal and Laval on Thursday. For a complete list of strike dates and affected regions please consult the Common Front website.

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Essential health services will be offered, as required by law.

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Further strikes could be on tap for November and December if contract talks continue to stall.

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