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The Teacher Education Union Estrie recommends that its members accept the agreement | Strikes in the public sector in Quebec

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As its members prepare to vote for or against the agreement in principle concluded with the government, the Estrie Education Union recommends that they vote in favor of the agreements “both sectoral and intersectoral negotiated[s] by the Common Front and the Federation of Education Unions.”

The 3,600 members of the Estrie Education Union, affiliated with the Federation of Education Unions – Centrale des syndicats du Québec (FSE-CSQ), are the first of the Common Front to be invited to express their views on the agreement in principle. After an online general assembly organized on Wednesday evening, for which 2,100 people registered, it will be possible for them to vote at sectoral and cross-sectoral level until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

In a communication, the Union indicates, among other things, that it bases its decision on salary advances and on an initial movement linked to the employer's participation in the insurance plan.

The proposed agreement provides in particular for a salary increase which, with a bonus, will reach 17.4 to 24.5% over five years for teachers, depending on their level.

The result of the vote is expected to be announced around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

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All the unions of the Common Front – which includes the CSN, the CSQ, the APTS and the FTQ – will also organize general assemblies until September 2019. through February 19. More than half of the 420,000 workers represented will have to accept the agreement for it to become a collective agreement.

Remember that on the side of the Autonomous Education Federation (FAE), the Haute-Yamaska ​​Teachers' Union (SEHY), the Pointe-de-l'Île Education Union (SEPÎ) and the Laval region teaching union have recommended to their members to vote against the agreement in recent days.

Two other unions also affiliated with the FAE, namely the Outaouais Education Union and the West Montreal Education Union, have advised them to accept the agreement.

Always for the FAE, five of the nine affiliated unions and a majority of the 66,500 members will have to accept the agreement for it to be adopted. The unions will vote until January 25 and the organizations' decisions will be announced on February 7.

With information from Geneviève Proulx

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