Crossing Isle-aux-Coudres: a formal notice sent to the STQ

L’Isle-aux-Coudres crossing: a formal notice sent to the STQ

UPGRADE DAY

A group of citizens and entrepreneurs from L'Isle-aux-Coudres sent a formal notice to the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ) and the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) on Monday. .

The union representing the employees of the Traverse de L'Isle-aux-Coudres has announced its intention to trigger an indefinite strike from Saturday at 6 a.m. Essential services will be offered.

According to the group's press release: “This formal notice is mainly intended to lift the veil on the shortcomings in management on the part of the directors of the head office of the Société des Quebec ferries that have been running for several years. The request also aims to request the rectification of the situation as well as financial compensation for all the losses incurred affecting all spheres of the island community.”

The group speaks of “lacks of management and predictability” from the STQ for a long time.

He emphasizes that this “has a direct impact” on the maintenance of the island population and its safety.

The reproaches relate to service interruptions “repeatedly” crossing between L'Isle-aux-Coudres and Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive.

The press release mentions major damage due to these service interruptions. It mentions in particular a 20% loss of turnover for small businesses, workers who have to take forced leave, suppliers who refuse to go to the island or ask for financial compensation, the cancellation of courses of education and impacts on health services.

More details to come.