Montreal police struggle to arrest scheduling

Employers should find workable solutions for employees with family obligations: PSAC
By Melissa Mancini
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 03/25/2013

Montreal police are protesting a change in shift scheduling it says will disrupt work-life balance.

The union, the Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal, demonstrated in the streets of Montreal on Feb. 28 to protest a change in schedule that would see a three-day workweek removed, according to local media reports.

The schedule was part of a pilot project that ran for 14 months. The pilot had officers working a longer shift, but fewer days per week. Officers worked three days one week and four days the next, according to media reports.