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
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
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).
SOURCE Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN)
For further information: France Désaulniers, Conseillère aux communications, FNEEQ-CSN, email@example.com, 514 219-2947