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Mobilization / Negotiations 2020

In this section, you will find information on the current Negotiations and Mobilization tools you may wish to use to help support QPAT and your local union during this time, including:

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Download the QPAT app to track the 2020 negotiations and the upcoming annual convention.

Main Elements of the Sectorial Demand

Quebec teachers want to see a tangible and significant improvement in their daily working conditions. So, they want:
In order to meet these objectives, the demands have been grouped into five main and complementary issues.

Fewer Students in the Groups

To improve teaching and learning conditions and enable better identification of students’ difficulties, the FSE and QPAT are asking to review the rules for the formation of groups by reducing the ratios as follows:


To ensure better group composition, the FSE and QPAT propose an innovative and targeted approach, based on a reduction in the number of students per class in places where there are more students with difficulties (other than in disadvantaged areas).

For Grades 2 to 6 of elementary school, the proposed measure would reduce the maximum number of students per class for each grade in the same school with more than 20% of students with difficulties. For Secondary 1 to 3, a significant reduction of the average to 25 students per group1 without changing the maximum, would provide the flexibility to open more groups in schools with more students with difficulties.

Teachers also want to:


The heavy workload aggravates attraction and retention problems and explains much of the current shortage. In order to ease their workload, teachers are asking to reduce their assigned task to free up time as follows:

Elementary school teachers also want their professional skills to be used more effectively in their educational task, particularly by removing supervision, except for the arrival and departure of students.

These demands are adjustments to presence time at school (which remains at 32 hours per week for a teacher with a full workload), but provide the teacher with more autonomy and more useful time for students, as well as for preparation and correction.


In the context of a staff shortage, an urgent need to upgrade the teaching profession and a significant gap with other Canadian provinces, the FSE and QPAT are calling for an increase in teachers’ salaries.

Beginning with the 141st workday of 2019-2020, applying an 8% adjustment to the salary scale for all teachers would bring it up to the Canadian average.

This adjustment in salary specific to teachers will complement the salary demands made at the intersectorial level that are applicable to all employees in the public sector.


In the context of staff shortages and abandonment of the profession, the FSE and QPAT are calling for improvements in the conditions of professional integration for teachers and those of teachers whose status is precarious, who constitute approximately 42% of the teaching staff:

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