However, she did not want to say when an agreement will be reached and will allow the return to class.
Are we close to an agreement? It will depend on the degree of openness we have mutually, but for us, it is clear that the desire remains to resolve.
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However, the submission of this counter-offer does not ensure that students will return to class on Monday. Mélanie Hubert believes that it would be very optimistic to consider this since disagreements remain, particularly regarding teleworking.
Even if an agreement was reached at the end week at the negotiating table, there would be a certain delay before the strike was called off. According to President Mélanie Hubert, the Federation's procedure provides for the organization of a meeting of the federal negotiating council in order to analyze the offer. This council includes representatives from each of the unions affiliated to the FAE. Once their decision is rendered, there could then be a general meeting to submit the agreement to a vote by the members.
Friday, the FAE declared at a press briefing that despite the submission of this counter-offer, the indefinite general strike started by its 66,000 members last week continues.