“The unlimited teachers’ strike, the “ultimate” means of pressure

The president of the FAE takes stock of the ins and outs of the walkout that its members will begin on Thursday. In a press conference held yesterday, the president of the Autonomous Federation of Education (FAE), Ms. Catherine Renaud, announced that teachers of French-speaking primary and secondary schools in Quebec will begin an indefinite strike starting Thursday. This strike, which has been described as an “ultimate” means of pressure, aims to protest against the working conditions and salaries considered unsatisfactory by teachers. Ms Renaud said this difficult decision was taken after negotiations with the government failed. The strike will have a significant impact on students and parents, but according to Ms. Renaud, it is time that their concerns are taken seriously. The government said it was disappointed by the strike announcement, but was ready to continue discussions with the FAE to find a fair solution.