The staff of Queen of Angels academy in Dorval held their first General Meeting on September 30, 2010.More...
Cegeps teachers from Abitibi, from Jonquière and from Rosemont also chose to affiliate with FNEEQ. Welcome !
Heritage Faculty Association chose to become affiliated with the Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN)
Invited to vote on the question of their union affiliation, a majority of membres of the Heritage Faculty Association chose to become affiliated with the Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN). This adds to an already important increase in membership that the FNEEQ-CSN has enjoyed since the start of the current academic year through the ongoing affiliation campaign in unions that were members of the Fédération autonome du collegial (FAC).More...
Members of the cégep André-Laurendeau voted to affiliate with the FNEEQ-CSN in a referendum yesterday and join the majority of CEGEP teaching staff. Welcome !
The FNEEQ now represents unions in 41 colleges – more than 80 per cent of CEGEP teaching staff – and is the most representative union organization in higher education in Quebec.
By a two-to-one margin, members of the Dawson Teachers' Union voted in a referendum yesterday to disaffiliate from the Fédération autonome du collégial (FAC) and to join the Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN).More...
Publication of a thematic guide on adopting and implementing a responsible purchasing policy in higher education institutions
FNEEQ is glad to be associated with the Centre international de solidarité ouvrière (CISO), who published, together with the Coalition québécoise contre les ateliers de misère (CQCAM) and the Coalition étudiante trans-actions responsables (CETAR), a thematic guide on adopting and implementing a responsible purchasing policy in higher education institutions (RPP).
Launched at a press conference in Quebec city and supported by the Syndicat des chargées et chargés de cours de l'Université Laval (SCCCUL), the guide is now available on CISO's website. Ronald Cameron FNEEQ president and board member of CISO was present at the event .
The guide proposes a step-by-step approach to cegep and universities stakeholders who want to implement a Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) in their institution. It defines responsible purchasing ideas within the legal frame and obligations of these institutions. It identifies mechanisms that must be set in place to allow the development and adoption of a sustainable development policy. It also integrates social principles of sustainable development based on fundamental labour rights as defined by the International Labour organization (ILO).
The guide can be viewed by clicking on the image.
For further informations or to order a hard copy of the guide, please communicate with Jean-François Michaud, CQCAM coordinator at 514 383-2266 extension 224 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fédération nationale des enseignantes et des enseignants du Québec (FNEEQ-CSN) worries about the strategic choices made by the canadian government concerning Quebec population. « Two billions for colleges and universities infrastructures is one thing, but 0$ for post-secondary education is unacceptable ! » deplored FNEEQ president Ronald Cameron. It worths noting that the sums invested in concrete are not even thought as sustainable investments. « With likewise orientations, we are condemned to stay behind in terms of sustainable development » adds again FNEEQ president.
The Ontario government is passing up a chance to improve teaching conditions at York University by legislating an end to the strike by the university's contract faculty and teaching, research and graduate assistants, says Ronald Cameron, the president of the Fédération national des enseignantes et enseignants du Québec (CSN), which represents both sessional lecturers and teaching assistants in Quebec.More...
Yesterday Ontario's McGuinty government introduced back-to-work legislation to end the on-going strike of 3 200 contract faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants represented by CUPE 3903. We ask students, staff and faculty to join us for a solidarity demonstration on Wednesday to show your support for the collective bargaining process and against the dangerous precedent set by legislative interference. AGSEM will provide hot drinks to help you brave the cold. Please cross-post this announcement.
Building a Poverty-Free Quebec is a new campaign intended to demonstrate our common desire to make Quebec into a poverty-free society and to get the Quebec National Assembly to commit itself, in the name of human rights, to act here and now against poverty. After having received 60 000 signed cards, the Collectif’s members decided in November to extend the campaign until March 31st, 2009. And to reinforce the campaign, they decided to link with the issues of education sectors. So, during the last week of January, a blitz of petition signing is going, based on the goals of the campaign Commom Mission in education.
Canadian Association of University Professors (CAUT) is writing to object to the refusal by the Canadian Government to allow Dr. William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois-Chicago, entry in Canada. Professor Ayers has been invited by the University of Toronto to give a public lecture. He was also scheduled to meet education representatives and interviewed on CBC. The actions of your border officials in denying entry to this eminent academic brings disrepute to Canada and shows that your government has little regard for academic freedom. As a very engaged student in United States in the 1960’s, he challenged the American government and was arrested on various occasions. Professor Ayers was never convicted of a felony or any equivalent charge that could be used to justify his exclusion from Canada. Also, CAUT note that Sarah Palin demeaned in the American presidential election was part of her efforts to attack Barack Obama.
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The Commission d'évaluation de l'enseignement collégial (CEEC) published a report last week entitled College ProgramEvaluations since the reform. The FNEEQ(CSN) has noticed a change in the Commission tone of the past few years. Indeed, the Commission has now adopted a very positive discourse on the quality of teaching provided by the various Quebec institutions. In effect, one can witness, with the reading of the report and the public annoucements of the CEEC, the insistance with which the CEEC values the progresses instead of focusing on the difficulties.
Also the link to the CEEC document is available at : http://www.ceec.gouv.qc.ca/fr/gen/nouveaute.htm
For complete details, please read the French FNEEQ communique available at : http://www.fneeq.qc.ca/fr/cegep/actualites/archives_2009/nouvellecegep0002
On December 12 2008, Superiour court judge Daniel H. Tingley refused to allow the possibility of Ahuntsic College to contest the decision obliging the compensation for the unpaid make-up days following the legal strike. The college had 30 days to appeal the decision and decided not to do so. The college must now do its calculations and pay, within normal delays (generally a few weeks), for the 5 legal strike days to every teacher that suffered the pay cut at the time.
Last November during the provincial elections, eleven education related organizations made public a declaration : Making Public Education, a Quebec Priority. This declaration asks many questions like: As a society, can we accept that one out of every three students leaves high school without a diploma ? Can we accept that Quebec citizens do not have the education that is minimally required to lead comfortable lives ? Can we accept that Quebec is in the group of Canadian provinces with the lowest rates of adult participation in on the-job training activities ?
These student organizations and teachers unions, who represent more than half-million people from pre-school to university, wanted to launch an urgent appeal to political parties asking to implement ten motions included in the document. Make eduaction a national priority !
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