21,000 children affected by Quebec Daycare educators 1 day strike.

A one-day daycare strike in Quebec today has pushed  thousands of parents to seek alternate child-care arrangement for their children.

The strike has affected more than 21,000 children. Picket lines have popped up outside daycares around the province and demonstrations are planned in several cities, including Montreal and Quebec City.Negotiations between the provincial government and the union representing the daycare workers started on Oct. 26 and stays unresolved.

A main argument is  the government’s proposal to raise the retirement age from 60 to 61 or have employees assume part of the retirement plan’s future deficits, which the union says is impossible.