A second FAE union fundamentally rejects the agreement – ​​

A second FAE union fundamentally rejects the agreement – ​​

Teachers from a second union affiliated with the Autonomous Education Federation (FAE) rejected the agreement in principle reached with Quebec on Wednesday evening.

The members of the Basses-Laurentides Education Union, gathered in a general meeting, voted against it by 72%, the organization said on its Facebook page, without specifying the participation rate.

SEBL represents 7,900 teachers at the Mille-Îles school service center.

Before them, members of the Laval Teaching Union also rejected the agreement last week, but four other affiliated unions have so far given their approval.

In principle, to be ratified, the agreement must be accepted by five of the nine unions affiliated to the FAE and by a majority of all members, which is already the case since the two largest local unions have accepted it.

The tension therefore remains as two more votes take place on Thursday evening in Quebec and Montérégie.

Very close results

However, the very close results from local unions show how deeply this agreement, reached at the end of December after more than 20 days of strikes, is dividing teachers.

As of Tuesday night, 51% of western Montreal voters approved it, while last week 52% of Alliance of Montreal Teachers members gave the green light.

On the salary front, the proposed rule provides for average salary increases of 21.5%, but in particular the “class composition” provisions, which are at the heart of the union's demands, disappoint several teachers.