Teachers’ unions join forces for protest outside of premier’s Montreal office

Teachers from the FAE and QPAT say that if conditions don't change, the profession won't be able to attract and retain the teachers it needs. Photo by Jules Bugiel.
Jules Bugiel - CKUT - MontrealQC | 15-12-2023
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It's been over two weeks of unlimited general strike from the 65,000 francophone teachers in the Fédération Autonome de l'Enseignement (FAE). The union represents francophone teachers throughout the province, including in Montreal's largest school service centre. 

Anglophone teachers in the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (QPAT) are on strike this week as well with the Common Front. Between this and their three-day strike right before the FAE's, starting Monday, most Quebecers will be going on week four of public school closures.

Teachers in both unions have been picketing outside of schools and staging marches throughout the city. CKUT caught up with them at a joint protest on Wednesday (Dec. 13) outside of Premier François Legault’s Montreal office.

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