Workers at the copper wire maker Nexans went on strike after negotiations stalled and failed to renew the collective agreement.
The walkout was triggered overnight from Wednesday to Thursday by some 60 members of the Unifor union local who observed a picket in Montreal East.
According to the union affiliated with the FTQ, the negotiations are stalled for the moment on the salary catch-up, the protection of the accreditation and the pension fund.
“In the current context of high inflation, members have high expectations regarding salary increases,” said national representative Jean-Rod Morin.
“The employer does not even offer the consumer price index. We are determined to obtain salary adjustments that take into account the current situation,” he said.
In order to change the situation, the two parties, employer and union, are considering the possibility of calling on the conciliation service.