Negotiations are around the corner and the timing could not be better. The Quebec government has a significant budgetary surplus. So, when Premier Legault declares, “to respect our election promises, which we will, there is no leeway left. The surpluses belong to Quebecers, they don’t belong to unions, they don’t belong to pressure groups,” I guess he doesn’t realize that unions represent thousands of Quebecers and that public sector workers contribute to the welfare of all Quebecers. Shameful! Besides, the surplus was obtained through austerity measures that fell on the backs of public sector workers.
The theme for this round of negotiations is In Education, Things Have to Change Now!