MONTREAL, Jan. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Union of Regrouped Blue Collars of Montreal CUPE301 / FTQ is pleased to announce the results of this unprecedented consultative vote in support of our President, for which 914 members in good standing have moved to participate in this secret ballot, which was held under the supervision of a panel of 7 prestigious independent observers, composed of Claude Généreux, formerly CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer from 2001 to 2011 and President of the CUPE Quebec from 1993 to 2001, from Lucie Levasseur until recently president of CUPE Quebec and vice-president of CUPE, Mr. André Frappier, president of the Montreal Union of Postal Workers from 1996 to 2002 and director National of the Montreal region from 2002 to 2005, member of the General Council of the FTQ and the board of directors of the CRMM-FTQ from 1996 to 2010, Mr. Benoit Jobin president of the Board of the Caisse Desjardins of the municipal network, Mr. Jean Carette, a retired UQAM professor, president of the Saint-Clément solidarity cooperative and a third member of the Blue Collar Pension Board, Ronald Cameron, a retired teacher, president of the National Federation of Teachers (FNEEQ-CSN) and negotiator from 1998 to 2009, Director General of the Institute for Cooperation in Adult Education (ICÉA) from 2011 to 2015 and Chairman of Alternatives from 2010 to 2016 and Mr. Jean-Pierre Auclair, vice-president of the Champlain Education Union (CSQ) from 1998 to 2003, arbitrator for Unemployment Insurance for 26 years and still a member of the Caisse Desjardins de l'Education (since 2004).
It is finally at 66% that the members have once again pronounced in favor of Chantal Racette, 20 months after her election like first blue collar woman to occupy this function in 74 years of history, since our foundation.
This puts an end to speculation about the democratic will of those members who, for the most part, want her to complete her three-year term at the head of our union so that she can, without further hindrance or challenge, direct our destiny, in this year of negotiation of collective agreements and municipal elections against a background of 375th anniversary.
At the end of this long day, Mrs. Racette said she was grateful and comforted to see so many of her members have moved to participate in this great democratic exercise, in order to turn the page and stick together to meet challenges that lie ahead and finally be able to reconcile our union mission.
She also took the opportunity to call on opposition leaders and dissidents to respect the truce that the majority of our members want until our next general election in March 2018; So that now we can all work together for the mission for which we have been elected.
SOURCE SYNDICAT DES COLS BLEUS REGROUPES DE MONTREAL
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