Teachers form new union at Montreal college

FNEEQ recruits 9th bargaining unit from post-secondary sector
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/02/2014

A new union at a college in Montreal has formed.

Teachers at Marianopolis College, a century-old post-secondary institution, officially certified at the end of April by joining the Fédération national des enseignantes et des enseignantes du Quebec (FNEEQ-CSN).

The group of 150 teachers make the ninth union from the private college level to join the union.

“We have been seeing a rise in affiliation requests in recent years, which sends a strong signal that private college teachers are increasingly aware of the advantages of joining forces to further their demands on working conditions and the exercise of their profession,” said Caroline Quesnel, an FNEEQ-CSN spokesperson, who added that, “Their presence in our federation will certainly enrich our representation in the higher education sector.”

Up next for teachers at the college will be to hold their inaugural general assembly and elect members of the executive committee.

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