COMMUNICATION AND MOBILIZATION PLAN
Administrative Affairs Vice-President
When we filed our demands in October 2019, we had the wind in our sails. After two negotiations under the weight of employer clawbacks and austerity, we were confident that we would obtain working and salary conditions that would show a just recognition of public services and would be conducive to attracting and retaining professional school personnel.
The communication and mobilization plan adopted by the FPPE Federal Council in September 2019 focuses on taking local action in school networks and using electronic tools. Here is a summary of the actions launched by the FPPE since October 2019:
- Creation of a protest-style welcoming committee to accompany the negotiating team to the CPN for the employer’s filing.
- First appearance of the visuals “For professionals, things have to change now!” and “Général Négo.”
- Joint press conference with the FSE and the FPSS to announce the filing.
- Meeting with the executive directors, HRDs, commissioners and school board chairs to present our demands.
- To celebrate Pros’ Week, a visit to the commissioners with the Pros’ Week material.
- Sharing of content on social networks to denounce the employer’s filing.
- Accompanying the negotiating team to the first negotiation meeting.
- Collective, simultaneous wearing of the Education Network t-shirt.
- Thereafter, wearing the t-shirt every Thursday.
- Sharing a photo of yourself wearing the t-shirt on social networks with messages of solidarity.
- Invitation to members and unions to replace their Facebook profile picture with the bargaining images.
- Sharing on social networks of the negotiation’s financial considerations (salaries, adding resources, etc.).
- Wide distribution of the “Pour les pros, faut que ça change, maintenant!” negotiation Post-it note image.
On March 13, 2020, Quebec was put on pause. The lockdown pre-empted our mobilization activities, which were suspended until the fall of 2020. This delay impacted four activities in the plan:
- The FPPE Presidency’s regional media tour
- Raiding the lines of communication by clogging Treasury Board and Employer Negotiating Committee (CPN) emails and mailboxes
- The collective and coordinated refusal to work overtime
- Dedicating the last hour of the day to working on the files
In September 2020, the mobilization was relaunched, but in a way that respected all our members who were working to ensure an outstanding service to students in difficult circumstances.
Nevertheless, commando actions were carried out in the school network and in the CSQ. At the FPPE, we took advantage of Pros’ Week to relaunch the raids on the communication lines by clogging email boxes with virtual postcards.
General meetings will be held in the unions until the end of January 2021, during which you will have the opportunity to express your views on the use of strike action.