The Negotiation Process

Periodically, our collective agreement expires, and must be renegotiated. 

We negotiate our contract at three “tables”:

  • at the central table, provisions for all of the public sector are negotiated (pensions provisions and  salary increases, etc.) for all workers across the Quebec public and parapublic sector. We are represented there by the CSN;
  • at the sectoral table, provisions that apply to teachers in cegeps are  negotiated with our employers (the Comite patronal de negociation des colleges or CPNC). We are represented there by FNEEQ’s Negotiation and Mobilization Committee, made up of elected teacher representatives;
  • at the “Federations” table, provisions defined under the law as “local” are negotiated and recommended to each college and union by the Federation of Cegeps and FNEEQ. 

During negotiations, JACFA delegates regularly attend meetings of the FNEEQ Regroupement Cegep where we are given reports on what is going on at all three tables, and report back to you.