“Unfreeze the negotiations”

2 February 2021

The FPSS-CSQ erects an ice monument for the government

On this day of the resumption of parliament, and one day after it announced the securing of strike mandates from its members, the Fédération du personnel de soutien scolaire (CSQ) (FPSS-CSQ) is inviting media representatives to attend the unveiling of an ice monument in front of the National Assembly of Quebec.

This monument will serve as a daily reminder to parliamentarians of the urgent need to settle the negotiations, currently put on ice by the government of  François Legault.

Date:            Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Time:           Beginning at 6 a.m.

Location:     In front of the National Assembly of Quebec

What:           Erection of an ice monument and ice sculptures

Opportunity to take photos and interview the spokesperson on site

Who:          Éric Pronovost, President of the FPSS-CSQ


“There are no meetings scheduled at the Francophone negotiating table in the next two weeks. This inaction is incomprehensible.  Improving wages and working conditions to address the labour shortage of school support staff should be an urgent priority for the government.  Especially now!” says FPSS-CSQ President Éric Pronovost.  “It’s been almost a year since we proposed that the government put these negotiations on hold while they were dealing with the pandemic. Legault refused.  Since then, not only has he been dragging them on, but he has also demonstrated bad faith by failing to give his negotiators the mandates they need to reach agreements,” he adds.