Unionized workers in five of Quebec’s privately run seniors’ residences will go on strike Nov. 26 if they do not see their hourly wage increased to $15.
About 500 workers will walk off the job, including caregivers and kitchen, maintenance and laundry employees.
The employees are part of the Syndicat québécois des employés de service and work for five privately run residences in Montreal, Laval, Quebec City and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.
The strike mandate calls for five-day strikes to be carried out in some centres and 10-day strikes in others. The strike days will be taken consecutively and are scheduled to begin Nov. 26.
The workers are seeking a starting salary of $15 an hour followed by $1 hourly wage increases annually over the course of a three-year contract.
The residences that will be affected are Résidence Anjou, the Domaine des Forges in Laval, l’Oasis Saint-Jean (Chartwell) in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu as well as the Appartements de Bordeaux and the Domaine de Bordeaux in Quebec City.