Legal aid on strike as of Thursday

Legal aid in gregraveve; Thursday

Legal aid lawyers will begin a strike on Thursday which could last until April 17, unless an agreement with the government is reached before planned walkout. The latter have been without a collective agreement since December 2019 and are demanding the maintenance of their pay parity with Crown prosecutors.

Legal aid lawyers have filed applications with the court to have postpone the hearings that were scheduled during the strike period. The regions affected by this strike are Montreal, Laval, Montérégie, the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

The unionized lawyers of the legal aid in Montreal and Laval had voted almost unanimously to renew a strike mandate in December 2022. They were on strike until the end of the holiday period, and had agreed to start another strike mandate. strike at any time.

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