The Case of Youth Employment Centres (YEC)
On November 1, 2017, a meeting was held with representatives of the “Réseau des carrefours jeunesse-emploi (RCJE)” and the CSQ and FPPE. The goal was to discuss partnerships, notably YECs’ services in schools. Knowing the YECs are pushing harder to offer services in school establishments, we reminded attendees that the proposed projects must complement the public services provided by the school board staff and not replace them.
We also explained that the FPPE’s unions have adopted an action plan to clarify the role of the youth employment centres’ resources as part of partnerships with the school boards and to ensure the respect of the areas of exclusive competencies and tasks set out in the classification plan for professionals belonging to school boards. The approach not only aims to protect public services, but also to defend the rights of professionals working for school boards.
The CSQ has developed a tool concerning the partnerships “Partenariat en milieu scolaire: Attention à la sous-traitance”. The tool suggests actions such as working with other union organizations to approach the school boards, school administrators, and boards of directors to raise awareness and inform them of caveats, as appropriate.
If you witness such situations with YECs or other organizations, please contact your union.