The Fédération du personnel de soutien scolaire (FPSS-CSQ) represents nearly 27,000 employees working in 25 school boards, who are members of 19 unions spread throughout Quebec.
The Federal Council (CF) is the decision-making body of the FPSS-CSQ between the triennial congresses. There are at least 4 meetings of the council each year where about 50 delegates appointed by their unions are given the opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process. It adopts the budget, budgetary revisions and financial statements, it forms any committee it deems appropriate and, among other things, takes any decision likely to encourage school support staff to participate in union affairs.
It also ensures political control over negotiations. It studies and adopts, among other things, the contents of provincial demands and the final acceptance of an agreement. It is composed of the Executive Committee, union delegates and members of the negotiating team who are also members of local unions.