Montreal police officers will be among the 10,000 municipal workers from across the province staging a protest in front of the National Assembly on May 21, demanding open negotiations for their pension plans.
The president of the Montreal Police Brotherhood Yves Francoeur says the city will not negotiate their pension plan because it is waiting for the provincial government to pass a bill that would offer a blanket solution for all municipal workers.
“We want to put pressure on the new premier because we want to be able to negotiate with the cities,” Francoeur said.
“Some cities like Montreal are refusing to negotiate even if our pension plan agreement is expired since the end of 2011, he told me he doesn’t want to negotiate, he’ll wait for the law, it doesn’t make sense.”
Around 2500 municipal employees held a protest in Montreal on April 24, for the same reason.
The route was provided to Montreal police.
The brotherhood says around 2000 Montreal police officers will be in Quebec City. It says some officers will work longer shifts to make sure the territory is covered.
Police officers are not permitted to be in uniform while protesting.