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 November 2004  / Volume 1

 

Background

 

·        Our last collective agreement expired in June 2003.

·        Our demands at both sectorial and central tables were deposited by November 2003.

·        Government offers appeared in March and June 2004.

·        Mediation was requested and resulted in a report (September 2004) stating, in essence, that the two sides are far apart and should continue to negotiate. The conclusion of the mediation process places us in a position where work action, including strikes, is legal.

·        Our negotiating team has been meeting regularly with the employer group since last April.  No significant progress has been made and at this juncture, the process looks to be a long and arduous one.

 

The Situation in Our Schools

 

Teachers are faced with more and more difficult working conditions. Multigrade classes abound. Special needs students continue to be “integrated” without adequate services or support. Maximum class sizes are exceeded regularly. Adult and vocational education teachers face job security issues. Behaviour problems and violence spread in our schools. More teachers than ever are on “burnout” leave.

 

Our demand addresses the above and seeks to improve working and learning conditions in our schools. 

 

Job Action

 

Contract renewal for teachers is not a speedy process.  The government is never in any hurry to grant pay increases or to improve services to students.  In the past 30 years, it was always the teachers, not the bosses, who fought to bring about much needed changes to our schools.  This round will not be any different.   Your commitment and participation will again be essential.

 

Union leadership is presently preparing the “battle plans” for the months to come.  A first salvo will be delivered this Fall with a demonstration and a letter campaign (more details coming soon).

 

Reminder 1:  Renewal of our collective agreement – A three-tiered process

Sectorial table         Deals with those working conditions

                                    specific to teachers

       (e.g. workload, job security, professional improvement).

 

Central table           Deals with major monetary issues

                                   common to all public and

                                   parapublic workers

       (e.g. salary, pension, regional disparities).

 

Local negotiations  

Occur between the local union and the school board after

sectorial and central tables have reached agreement.

 

Reminder 2:  Strength in numbers – Our negotiations cartel

 

QPAT teachers (some 7 500 of us) have long benefitted from a negotiations cartel agreement with our francophone colleagues of the FSE (approximately 75 000 of them).  The coordination and solidarity between our two organisations have been an effective response to the employers’ “divide and conquer strategy”.

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Our last contract originally expired on June 30, 2002.

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