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News letter march 2006
The new Web site launched this week by SEPB-Québec will give Local
576 Units of New Frontiers and Riverside a place to publicize
information to the membership.
By clicking on CNSS (Conseil national du secteur scolaire) you will
find news bulletins from this committee which is made up of the
Anglophone and Francophone school board units of SEPB-Québec. The
committee includes representatives from C.S. Marie-Victorin, C.S
Marguerite-Bourgeoys, New Frontiers, Riverside and Sir
Wilfrid-Laurier units. Bulletins on negotiations will also be
Also of interest is the FTQ site which includes the latest press
releases from Henri Massé and the Common Front. You can also check
out other school board sites such as Local 577, Local 578 and Local
579. They have had some very successful manifestations. Attendance
has been fantastic. Some of them are going into their 4th and 5th
day of striking.
Riverside Unit will be on strike December 8th and 9th.
is also reserved to go to Quebec City on December 8th, the first
day of a "Vigil" by the public sector unions. More information will
be sent out by Tuesday at the latest. We need to fill a bus to
Quebec City and also to man the picket lines within our school
board for both the 8th and 9th. Please designate one person as
responsible in each school.
We had a short meeting with delegates present at the General
Council meeting on Wednesday evening, so those schools whose
delegates were present already have some of the information. The
remaining schools, please send immediately
the name of the
person who will be responsible in your school to Johanne Plourde
include work, home and e-mail address information in the e-mail, of
the person who will be the primary contact in your school. Please
send Johanne a list of the names of members who have made a
commitment to picket within our school board plus a list of the
more daring that will go to Quebec City. It is important that you
do so in order to help us plan appropriately.
At the General Council meeting, delegates voted to pay
$20.00/day to members on the picket lines.
The same amount
applies to the members going to Quebec City. Required picketing
will be for 2 hours.
Those members who will picket in the area
of the school board, Alternate, ACCESS will have the choice of 2
hours in the morning or 2 hours in the afternoon. The exact times
and which schools will be picketed will be confirmed by Tuesday. It
is not our intent to picket at every school but mainly to picket in
the areas that are most visible to the public. The $20.00 is to
defray your expense to get to the picketing location. It is not our
intention to have members travel any great distance to a picketing
location, so picketing may be done at the school in your area, ex.
Yesterday and today’s Gazette had interesting articles regarding
the public sector strikes. Hope you have taken the time to read
them. We have the public sentiment as support. Also the ISQ report,
wage statistics compiled by a Quebec government agency, confirms
what the unions have proclaimed all along, that is, that our
wages are below the private sector.
We are losing our buying
More info from the General Council meeting and organization for the
strike days to follow