These professionals work in information technology, communications, procurement, sales and marketing, finance, real estate and legal.
This time it will be an indefinite general strike for these members of the Syndicate of Professionals of the Government of Quebec (SPGQ). They had previously disengaged for six days.
An agreement in principle regarding the renewal of the collective agreement was reached between the parties on August 25, but the members rejected it, by a vote of 72%.
The issue of salary increases is the main point in dispute. the SPGQestimates that increases of 2% per year, like what other government employees obtained for the years 2020-2021 to 2022-2023, no longer hold water in 2022, given inflation.
The restrictions governing the use of telework also pose a problem for these union members.
Hope remains, however, since the SPGQsaid Friday that he had been summoned by the mediator assigned to the file next Monday.
The lottery suspended after September 10
For its part, the management of Loto-Québec said it was disappointed with the recourse to the strike.
The Company is sorry that the union is repeatedly taking the path of an indefinite general strike, just as it did a few weeks ago, as well as during the previous negotiations.we said in a press release.
This strike will have repercussions according to management.
The pan-Canadian deployment of an improved version of Lotto 6/49, whose first draw is scheduled for September 14, will be postponed to a later date for Quebec customerswe write.
” Unable to guarantee the success of the deployment in the context where its professional employees plan to launch an indefinite general strike, the management of Loto-Québec prefers to postpone it. »
Consequently, Loto-Québec is suspending Lotto 6/49 draws until further notice after the September 10 draw.
It is technically impossible to continue the game in its current form beyond this date, since the other provinces will migrate to the new improved versionexplains Loto-Québec.
She adds that
given the situation, the validation of Lotto 6/49 tickets will not be possible at retailers or on the app, starting September 11.
She invites ticket holders to keep them until the situation returns to normal.