After more than two years of negotiations, the Quebec Revenue Agency (ARQ) and the Quebec Public and Parapublic Service Union (SFPQ) have finally reached a new agreement in principle regarding the collective agreement for 6,000 employees, overnight from Wednesday to Thursday.
These 6,000 employees are mostly technicians and office workers.
“The agreement should be ratified by the negotiating bodies of the Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ) in the coming days and, thereafter, the members of the ARQ will be called upon to decide, can we read in a press release issued by the union. Until then, no information on the content of this agreement will be disclosed.”
The general president of the SFPQ, Christian Daigle, however underlined that the agreement in principle is “satisfactory for both parties. », and that it should make it possible to improve wages. This issue was the main point of contention in the negotiations.
“This agreement will, among other things, allow us to begin a salary catch-up long awaited by our members, in order to attract and maintain workforce within Revenu Québec,” he said.
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