Legal aid lawyers in Quebec hold a half-day strike

A group of legal aid lawyers went on strike for half a day on Monday, while the renewal of their collective agreement remains unfinished with the Quebec government.

The group is made up of lawyers who joined the CSN-affiliated Fédération des professionnels, which went on strike the morning after they left earlier this month.

In mid-June, attorneys in the region of Montreal-Laval, Bas Saint-Laurent-Gaspésie and Laurentides-Lanaudière also voted in favor of mandating another strike, this time for seven days, to be implemented at the appropriate time.

Another group, the 210-member Fédération des avocates et avocats de l’aide yuridique, an independent group of central labor bodies, is also yet to complete a collective agreement renewal.

The two organizations seek parity in payments with criminal prosecutors.

— This report by The Canadian Press was first published in French on June 27, 2022.

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