Revenu Québec: professional staff on strike as of Friday

Revenu Québec: professional staff on strike as of Friday

UPGRADE DAY

To denounce the deadlock in the negotiations, some 5,600 professionals at Revenu Québec will be on Friday evening and weekend strikes for an unlimited period. 

The walkout will be in effect Monday to Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., said Wednesday the Syndicat de professionnelles et professionnelles du gouvernement du Québec (SPGQ), whose members have been without a collective agreement since April 1. 2020.

Despite the strike, the conciliation sessions will continue, according to the union, which regrets the employer's refusal to improve the salary offer, i.e. an annual increase of 2% for three years, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The SPGQ maintains that its proposals aim to reduce the overall compensation gap, which can reach 30%, between the professional staff of Revenu Québec and that of the Canada Revenue Agency .

“The union noticed that the representatives of RQ did not show any to discuss conditions that would promote the attraction and retention of professional staff”, denounced expressed Guillaume Bouvrette, third vice-president of the SPGQ.

“Up to now, the SPGQ considers that the employer's position keeps its members away from a new collective agreement allowing them to catch up with salaries in relation to other public administrations,” lamented Mr. Bouvrette.