5 May 2022
“The pandemic has brought to light the gravity of the problem of how precarious the vast majority of jobs held by school support staff are. We have been denouncing this situation for ten years, but government and school center leaders must now take action to increase the quality of educational support jobs, particularly in schools in the Vaudreuil-Dorion region.”
Éric Pronovost, President of the Fédération du personnel de soutien scolaire (FPSS-CSQ), is visiting the Vaudreuil-Dorion region today as part of a major consultation of its 33,500 members, including those in the Trois-Lacs school service centers. The consultation aims to identify the members’ priorities for the next round of negotiations. He was accompanied by Éric Vézina, president of the Trois-Lacs support staff union (SPSTL-CSQ)
The latter recalls that the SPSTL-CSQ has been working tirelessly for several years to have school support staff recognized and valued. “We met with the employer on several occasions to make him aware of the importance of school support staff members benefiting from better working conditions and occupying quality jobs in the schools of the Trois-Lacs school services center. “, specifies Éric Vézina.
A strategy to develop
With regard to the problem of precarious employment, the president of the SPSTL-CSQ also wishes to take advantage of the upcoming negotiations to discuss with the employer in order to develop a strategy to find ways to fill the banks of candidates. for replacements and vacancies. “We also want to find common solutions to ensure the attraction and retention of personnel in order to counter the labor shortage,” he specifies.
A message to the government
The FPSS-CSQ therefore intends to mobilize its members over the next few weeks and rely on their solidarity to send a clear message to the Legault government: school support workers deserve better than precarious jobs. Enough is enough!