School support staff unions hold one-day strike, demand higher wages

By Michael Boriero
School support staff unions hold one-day strike, demand higher wages
(Photo : Michael Boriero )

The Townships Regional Union of Support Staff (TRUSS) took part in a province-wide, one-day strike Tuesday morning, joining nearly 33,000 Centrale des Syndicats du Québec (CSQ) union members and leaving school boards with the choice of either moving classes online, or cancelling school altogether.
TRUSS members mobilized in Magog, filling the corner of Sherbrooke Street and Saint-Jean-Bosco Street. Lynda, a transportation office agent, was chanting and cheering on honking cars when she spoke to The Record. She is tired of feeling unseen and voiceless.
“The government] made offers, but [the collective agreement] expired April 1, 2020 and they still haven’t come to an agreement. Our union is trying to get better things, but they keep telling us there’s no money and they’re not budging,” said Lynda.

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