Teachers’ unions accept Quebec’s sectorial settlement proposal

Teachers’ unions accept Quebec’s sectorial settlement proposal
QPAT President Heidi Yetman taken at a demonstration in December 2020 (Photo : Record Archives)

By Michael Boriero
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Fédération des syndicats de l’enseignement (FSE), and the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) have voted in favour of accepting the provincial government’s sectorial settlement proposal, ending a year-long negotiation dispute.
The proposal offers a salary increase to new teachers and a five per cent bump to teachers already at the top of the pay scale by the end of 2022. However, according to QPAT President Heidi Yetman, it does not address working conditions.
“I think teachers just wanted to say, ‘yes’ to salary, that being said, a lot of the teachers during the assembly got up and said, ‘how is this helping our workload? how is this helping our working conditions?’ and I have to agree with them,” she said.

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