December 6, 2023

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Quebec raises the salaries of thousands of childhood educators

Quebec raises the salaries of thousands of childhood educators

Treasury Board Chairperson Sonia Label announced on Thursday that Quebec would temporarily increase the salaries of teachers working in early childhood centers (CPEs) and subsidized daycares.

Only educators who agree to work 40 hours a week will benefit the most. They get 17% from mid-November if they qualify or 14% more if they don’t.

Faculty members who work 32 hours a week – the most common case in the CPE network – will see their salary increase by 12% if they qualify or 9% if they do not.

In doing so, the President of the Board of the Treasury is applying unilaterally The salary parameters of the last employer offer The union was provided to childcare workers last July.

These negotiations with the unions surrounding the new collective agreement are still ongoing and will continue, Ms. Label assured. A better offer will also be submitted in the coming days, she said.

Until the end of these talks, she explained to Mathie Lacombe, the Minister of Families, who felt that the government should act urgently to address the staff shortage in the network.

The announcement came as thousands of academics rallied through CSQ and CSN Get started this week To put pressure on Quebec.

More details are yet to come.

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