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The FAE has been on an indefinite general strike since last Thursday. (Archive photo)

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The walkout movement of teachers who are members of the Autonomous Education Federation (FAE) entered its second week on Monday, and there is no indication that a settlement could be reached in the short term.

In an interview with ICI RDI on Monday morning, the president of the union, Mélanie Hubert, said she was disappointed that talks with the government were not progressing more quickly at the negotiating table.

There has to be progress [this week], she said at the very end of her interview with Julie Drolet. We have no choice: students are deprived of services, teachers are on the street. The government must sit down and find a way forward with us. We are available.

Ms. Hubert – who was present at the FAE demonstration organized on Sunday in front of the new Maison de Radio-Canada for the passage of the President of the Treasury Board, Sonia LeBel, at Everybody talks about it– did not exclude that the two parties also rely on a conciliator to advance the talks.

That will be part options if discussions continue to proceed at this pace, she acknowledged, adding nevertheless that, if necessary, both parties should be ready to open their game. However, this is not the case. #x27;this is not the case for the government, believes Ms. Hubert.

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Members of the FAE gathered Sunday evening in front of the new Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal.

The Common Front – which also negotiates with Quebec with the aim of renewing the collective agreements of the CSN, the CSQ, the FTQ and the APTS – agreed with the employer on the appointment of a conciliator, Monday last.

A meeting took place with him on Sunday. According to a union source, its mere presence allows discussions which did not take place before.

The 66,000 members of the FAE started on Thursday last an indefinite general strike which had the effect of leading to the closure of numerous educational establishments.

This phenomenon was amplified by the fact that the union members of the Common Front, which also represents several teachers' unions, also walked out on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Negotiations essentially stumble over the organization of work and the conditions of exercise of the teaching profession. In terms of salary, we have had very few discussions [so far], admitted Mélanie Hubert on Monday.

The school service centers affected this week are located in Montreal, Laval, Basses-Laurentides, Outaouais, the Capitale-Nationale and the greater Granby region. Some 800 establishments are affected, according to the union.

Strike pickets were notably visible in Gatineau on Monday morning, even though members of the FAE does not receive remuneration for this, as union members do not have strike funds.

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A group of teachers demonstrated on Monday in front of the Polyvalente de l'Érablière, in Gatineau .

Meanwhile, talks continue between the government, the Common Front and the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ), which also observed two days of strike last week, Thursday and Friday.

All parties involved gave negotiations a chance on Monday. According to our sources at the Common Front, the window for a settlement before the Holidays would still be possible.

With information from Mathieu Gohier

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