WATCH: No daycare for thousands of children in Montreal and Laval
Workers at 57 public daycare centres in Montreal and Laval will be off the job again Thursday after they launched an indefinite strike Wednesday morning.
The employers' association asked the union representing the workers to delay the strike since it made an offer on Monday night and was still waiting for a response.
Employers' spokeswoman Chantal Bellavance says several concessions have been made and calls the planned walkout ``a little hasty.''
But Nathalie Fontaine, a negotiator with the CSN-affiliated union, argues there had been no significant progress in the negotiations so the strike went ahead.
Fontaine says both sides remain far apart on key issues.
Bellavance says the wage issue has been settled but working conditions and seniority remain unresolved.
Quebec has 993 public daycare centres. 3000 children are affected by the job action.