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We regret this decision and hope that it will not result in any prejudice to our bereaved families and and those of our deceased.
We have undertaken a negotiation process with the unions representing our operations and office employees in a context where the Cemetery's operations have resulted in a major operating deficit for several years.
The average hourly wage of our operations employees is currently about $30.57, plus benefits, including vacation, insurance and a defined benefit pension plan, which represent an additional cost of 49%.
As a nonprofit organization, we need to reduce our costs in order to significantly decrease our annual deficit and achieve a balanced budget over the next few years. We continue to negotiate a new labour agreement and thank you for your understanding.