17 December 2018
Mathieu Couture is now a member of the Executive Committee of the Fédération du personnel de soutien scolaire (FPSS-CSQ), an affiliate, with more than 29,000 members across Quebec, of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ).
Delegates of affiliated unions at the FPSS-CSQ Federal Council held from December 4 to 6 in Quebec City elected Mr. Couture to the position of Vice President of Communications, the Secretariat and the Treasury. He succeeds Mélanie Renaud who is now a CSQ Advisor.
Mathieu Couture has been Vice President of the Syndicat du personnel technique et administratif de la Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke since 2006. Before that, he was a computer technician at the Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke.
He has pledged “to continue to work within the Federation to gain recognition for the importance of support staff in schools and centers. I will continue to find ways to demonstrate that we have an important role to play in education.”
Mr. Couture points out that at the level of communications “we need to continue to promote the value of support staff and make known what we accomplish on a daily basis. We are also education!”
Tribute to Mélanie Renaud
The President of the FPSS-CSQ, Éric Pronovost, would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Ms. Renaud: “Mélanie leaves behind an impressive legacy at the Federation. She has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment to defending our members and promoting our Federation. We will cherish the memory of a dedicated, determined and exceptionally disciplined woman.”
Mr. Couture will take office on January 7, 2019. The Executive Committee is also composed of President Éric Pronovost and Vice President of Labour Relations and Professional Affairs, Pierre Provençal.
Martin Cayouette, FPSS-CSQ Advisor