Cartoon published on January 22, 2008 in Le Journal de Montréal.
Honorable Mention at World Press Cartoon 2009, Portugal.
The journalists' union of the Journal de Montréal has signed a four years collective agreement with the employer. Unionized workers retain their wages, vacation and pension plan, but they lose their cartoonist Marc Beaudet. He will not be back in 2016. The Journal de Montréal will use Yannick Lemay (Ygreck), a freelancer at the Journal de Québec.
"Clearly, for us, it is a disappointment, said Matthew Payen, a member of the union negotiating committee, in a telephone interview with La Presse Affaires. As in any collective agreement renewal, there are points that we agree with and others we do not. That is a point that did not please us."