Structure and Services
The Local Union
The local union is the cornerstone between the members, the Federation and the Centrale, expressing the wishes of the members, delivering information from the Federation and the Centrale and ensuring the representation and defense of members in their respective sectors.
The Congress is held every three years to evaluate the work accomplished in the previous triennial and decide on the major orientations of the FPSS-CSQ for the next triennium.
The Federal Council
The Federal Council is composed of close to fifty official delegates and substitutes appointed by the local unions.
It meets at least four times each year, a pace that intensifies in negotiating years in order to ensure the participation and direct involvement of members in the consultation and negotiating process.
Among other things, it makes decisions on:
the negotiation of collective agreements;
the consultation and updating of the Classification Plan;
positions and professional issues specific to support staff;
political orientations upheld by the Federation;
the Federation’s annual plan of action;
the Federation’s budget;
any other topics of interest to school support staff.
The Executive Committee
From left to right: Pierre Provençal, Vice President of Labour Relations and Professional Affairs; Éric Pronovost, President; Mathieu Couture, Vice President of Communications, the Secretariat and the Treasury.
The Executive Committee handles the day-to-day management of Federation affairs and manages the Federation’s property.
It implements and applies decisions handed down by the Federal Council, providing technical and political support to elected representatives of local unions.
A Secretarial Team
In addition to Centrale staff, the Federation has its own team to handle its day-to-day affairs: Lise Latour, an administrative secretary in its Montreal office, and Annie Paradis and Josée Beaupré, two legal secretaries in its Quebec City office.
A Team of Advisors
From left to right: Martin Cayouette, Charles-David Brulotte, Marie-Claude Morin, Julie Ducharme, Alain Gingras, Pierre-Luc Thibault and Pierre Charland.
The team is composed of advisors assigned to different unions. They have a threefold mandate: to advise on the interpretation of working conditions, train local union representatives and to defend the members, whether at a grievance arbitration or at the Commission des lésions professionnelles, a tribunal related to the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases.
In our Montreal Office:
Mr. Charles-David Brulotte, Legal Advisor
Mr. Martin Cayouette, Communications, Mobilization and Professional Affairs Advisor
Mr. Pierre Charland, Legal Advisor
Ms. Julie Ducharme, Legal Advisor
Ms. Marie-Claude Morin, Legal Advisor
In our Quebec City Office:
Alain Gingras, Advisor – CRIA (Certified Industrial Relations Advisor)
Mr. Pierre-Luc Thibault, Legal Advisor
In addition to this team, there are also various CSQ consultants working on issues related to provincial negotiations, pension plans, group insurance, professional action, communications, action-research, etc.