City of Montreal files complaint against police
City tells labour relations board that since Bill 3 protests began, officers are handing out fewer tickets
After taking on firefighters at the labour relations board, the city of Montreal has now filed a complaint against police.
The city says that since the dispute over pension reforms began, police officers are issuing fewer tickets.
“We believe that it has a direct relation with the working environment right now. So we feel that because of that, like we’ve been doing with the firemen, we will go through the commission of labour relations to [raise] our point,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.
The city is also accusing officers of using vehicles in an unauthorized way, although the complaint does not provide more details.
A hearing has been set before the provincial board Friday at 9:30 a.m.
Hundreds of municipal workers have been protesting Bill 3, which would bring changes to their government pension plans.
Over the weekend the labour relations board ordered firefighters to make all efforts to keep up response times during their dispute with the city over pension reform.
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The city had filed a complaint suggesting firefighters were deliberately dragging their heels responding to emergency calls.