MONTREAL, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - In light of recent developments at the negotiating table for teachers of the Kativik School Board, the Association of Employees of Northern Quebec (AENQ-CSQ) is, for the time, suspending its request for a strike mandate..
"Over the next few days, the employer will be evaluating the global proposal we have submitted to them. It is our intention that this will encourage negotiations and discussions in the best interests of those we represent. We have already seen a certain amount of progress. However, should it appear that the process has stalled, we will not hesitate to seek strike mandates when we return from the holidays, as we are determined to obtain an agreement that responds to our expectations. We will continue to make this known," commented Mr Patrick D'Astous, President of AENQ. "I cannot comment further on the talks that are taking place, as, unlike the spokesperson for the Kativik School Board's negotiating committee, we will not be negotiating in public," added Mr D'Astous.
Profile of AENQ
Founded in 1971, the Association of Employees of Northern Quebec, an affiliate of the CSQ, has over 1,500 members. It represents, teachers and support staff of the Cree and Kativik school boards as well as employees of childcare centres in the Cree Territory.
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