No to the pillaging of education! - Letter of support to our primary, secondary and college colleagues in the public sector

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - This week, tens of thousands of you will be exercising your right to strike in the public-sector negotiations with the government.

We, the private-sector teachers and support staff of the Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN), wish to publicly express our support for your fight with this letter. FNEEQ-CSN includes 43 unions in the private education sector that together represent nearly 4,000 members. We believe you are being subjected to underhanded and brutal attacks in this collective bargaining process: ludicrous salary offers, increased workload, greater job precarity, cuts to pension plans, and the list goes on.

Your working conditions are our working conditions and we, like you, are deeply committed to providing quality education and support to the young people who are to become the enlightened, critical-thinking and engaged citizens of tomorrow. We stand with you in the defence of our education system, which, for too many years, has been the victim of unmitigated pillaging: budget cutbacks, erosion of services, destructive austerity.

We share in your outrage!

Yours, in solidarity,

Caroline Quesnel, Literature Teacher, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
Vice-President, FNEEQ-CSN

Alexandre Coudé, Humanities Teacher, Villa Maria School
Coordination delegate of the Regroupement privé, FNEEQ-CSN

Mélanie Tremblay, Science Teacher and Union President, Collège Mont-Royal

Corinne Poulin-Vallée, Philosophy Teacher and Union President, Conservatoire Lassalle

Bastien Laflamme, English Teacher and Union President, Collège de Lévis

Anne-France Cauchon, French and English Teacher and Union President, Collège Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière

Léandre Lapointe, Science Teacher and Union President, Collège Jean de la Mennais

Jocelyn Thériault, Teacher and Union President, Collège Champagneur

Jean-François Tremblay, Philosophy Teacher and Union President, Collège Nouvelles Frontières

Mélanie Duchesne, Mathematics Teacher and Union President, Séminaire Saint-François

Mathieu Morin, univers social Teacher, Collège Villa Maria

David Lafortune, French Teacher and Union President, Collège Notre-Dame

Marc-André Vigeant, Mathematics Teacher and Union President, Collège Mont-Saint-Louis

Andrew Golden, Computer Science Teacher and Union President, Collège LaSalle

Claudine Beaupré, Psychology Teacher and Union President, Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy

Elizabeth Arnot, English Teacher and Union President, Collège Marianopolis

Sonya Veilleux, Mathematics Teacher and Union President, Collège Trinité

Micheline Filion, Psychologist and Union President, École Vanguard Ltée

Roger Sarrasin, Computer Networks Management Teacher and Union President, Institut TEACART

Caroline Lévesque, Mathematics Teacher and Union President, École secondaire St-Joseph

And 626 more signatories
See http://www.fneeq.qc.ca/fr/Infolettre/Liste-syndicats-prive-appui.pdf

About FNEEQCSN
The Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ) represents some 34,000 members in Quebec CEGEPs, private establishments and universities. The Regroupement privé includes 43 unions and close to 4,000 members, the Regroupement CEGEP counts 17,000 members in 46 unions and the Regroupement université includes 13,000 members in 13 unions. FNEEQ is affiliated with the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN).

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SOURCE Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN)

For further information: France Désaulniers, Conseillère aux communications, FNEEQ-CSN, france.desaulniers@csn.qc.ca, 514 219-2947


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