Quebec public sector workers, teachers hold one day strike

MONTREAL – It’s another one day strike for many teachers and public sector employees across the province.

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City of Montreal workers will be on strike Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

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Schools are closed in the English MontrealLester B. Pearson, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, New Frontiers and Riverside school boards.

“Three out of four of our unions have reached an agreement in principle with the government. It’s just our teachers who are still negotiating,” explained Suanne Stein Day, Lester B. Pearson School Board chairperson.

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“I don’t believe anyone is happy with another strike day, first and foremost our teachers.”

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“It’s very difficult for them to be holding back the extras from their students.”

Protests are taking place across the province, with thousands of workers marching.

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Stein Day told Global News the LBPSB had hoped that there would be a settlement by now.

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“We know that this situation is difficult on families as we need to close our schools and daycares,” she said.

“But we also know that teachers are our greatest key success factor in achieving student success and so we support their right to strike.”

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