Human Rights Commission: a third day of strike

Human Rights Commission: a third day of strike


Employees of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) chose to exercise their strike mandate on Wednesday to press for negotiations of their collective agreement.  

Progress had been seen at the negotiating table after the strikes of June 16 and 17, but it is not yet considered sufficient to reach an agreement in principle.

“With this third day of strike, the workers of the CDPDJ are showing how determined they are to be respected. Their patience is reaching its limits. It is time for the CDPDJ and the Treasury Board to come back to us with offers that meet our legitimate demands,” explained Kathrin Peter, president of the Union of CDPDJ employees, in a press release.

Without employment contract for more than a year, the workers want parity with salary increases comparable to those obtained by other public sector employees.

“For the CDPDJ to remain the essential institution of defending the rights and freedoms of the population, it needs its employees to be well recognized. To do this, it must intervene with the Treasury Board so that the negotiation finally succeeds,” mentioned Jessica Goldschleger, vice-president of the Fédération des professionnèles (FP-CSN).