< p class="Text-sc-2357a233-1 imohSo">I've always wanted to be a teacher since I was little. It was a dream, then today it completely faded away.
A quote from Julie Briand-Picard, teacher and mother
Ms. Briand-Picard affirms that the agreement in principle does not reflect the ambitions of teachers in terms of class composition, working and learning conditions.
If my children missed so many weeks due to the strike, it was because I knew it was a sacrifice that could be worth it for the future, she argues.
Vote on the agreement in principle: the dilemma of the FAE teachers
Professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Jean-François Tremblay believes that teachers were able to vote in favor of the agreement in principle without real joy of heart.
The ratification clearly shows all the divergences that could exist within the FAE, within the teachers, as to the advisability of ratifying this agreement and also as to the response of the agreement to fix problems in classrooms, explains Mr. Tremblay.
The professor indicates that expectations were high due to the scale of the pressure tactics, namely the unlimited general strike, which may explain the disappointment of certain members.
Recall that the Syndicat de l'enseignement de l'Outaouais (SEO) had recommended to its members to accept the agreement. This provides for salary increases of 17.4% over five years, but it is generally the measures which relate to the composition of classes which give rise to discontent.