Members of the Syndicat de la fonction publique et parapublique du Québec (SFPQ) held a demonstration on Don-Bosco Street in Sherbrooke on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. as part of a two-day strike mandate planned by the union to pressure the provincial government during collective agreement negotiations.
Salary increases to meet inflation and make positions more attractive to address the labour shortage are among the main concerns at the negotiation table.
The union first held a strike day at the end of March. The SFPQ members, numbering around 26,000 in the public and parapublic sector, will be out again Wednesday for more strike action.
The Sherbrooke branch of the union (Sections 401 and 409), including members from Magog, are scheduled to continue protests at Place de la Cité in Sherbrooke, again from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.