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After a long and difficult negotiation with public sector employees, another discussion is about to begin with 13,000 workers in family daycares and CPEs.

It’s too early to talk about a strike, according to Fédération des intervenantes en petite enfance (FIPEQ) President Valérie Grenon, but “it’s on our minds because we’re trying to get things moving, to put pressure other than with a strike, but we’re not able to get anything moving.”

FIPEQ members are demonstrating Thursday morning in Quebec City, hoping to increase pressure on the government to get negotiations underway after months of waiting.

“We’re starting our pressure tactics. We’re getting our members moving. We’re going to meet with parliamentarians to set dates [for negotiations],” said Grenon.

FIPEQ says it tabled its demands last September and, since then, has received “nothing” from the Quebec government in terms of wages or work standards.

“We’re negotiating, but there’s no one …

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