Montreal

Campsites to close at last minute if SEPAQ strike goes ahead

If the planned strike begins Saturday, campsite reservations and activities at certain parks across the province will be cancelled.

As threat of strike on Saturday looms, some campsite reservations, activities poised to be cancelled

Aournd 1,500 SEPAQ employees are set to walk off the job on Saturday if a deal isn't reached. (Radio-Canada/Sylvain Roy-Roussel)

Quebec's provincial park network, known as SEPAQ, is inching closer to a possible strike and the cancellations of hundreds of bookings.

About 1,500 employees in the SEPAQ network are set to go on strike Saturday if a deal isn't reached with their employer.

Before the strike began, the park network said that labour action could affect certain services — including food services, water sport equipment rental, beaches and guided activities — but it now says some campsites will have to close and about 350 reservations will be cancelled at the last minute if the strike goes ahead.

Find a full list of affected services here.

About 300 employees already walked off the job at four of the province's parks and at SEPAQ's head office Wednesday morning.

This comes just as Quebec's construction holiday kicks off on Saturday.

SEPAQ has contacted 7,000 customers who have made reservations between July 17 and 22 in one of the 23 affected parks.

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