Workers associative circles in education unionize with the IWW

PRESS RELEASE - For immediate release
– Montréal, 8 February 2017 - The employee-s associative education circles, from sororities, Students cafes, student cooperatives and education unions, form a new union grouping in the Industrial Union of Workers (SITT-IWW).

This is the aim of countering the growing precariousness of their jobs and working conditions that these workers are united under the banner of the IWW. Although the student movement is often progressive solidarity claims, it is only very rarely that it is committed concretely in struggles for the improvement of employee-s conditions of their associations.

"Our jobs are determined contract, they are often part-time and have no guarantee of hours summer. Sometimes, our jobs are even considered volunteering! We demand job security and decent working conditions. "Said the spokesman of the Union of Workers in Education associative circles, Jasmine Léger. "We believe that a minimum wage 15$ /h, 5 weeks of paid vacation per year 7 paid sick days upon hiring is the minimum that we deserve. "Continued Ms. Léger.

This new union initiative follows the gains made by the Union of Workers of Frite Alors. Indeed, like their peers, the Union of Workers in Education associative circles is based on the principle of unionism solidarity and direct action, for the construction of a report on sustainable force to establish, then raise, a floor working conditions to tackle the precarious.

SOURCE: Industrial Union of Workers (SITT-IWW) from Montreal.

Information: Ben Hunter, press secretary STTMAE
Téléphone: 514-869-6130
Courriel: [email protected]


The Trade Union of Workers in Education associative circles (Sttm) includes e-s-employee of five workplaces, is:
- the Student General Association of the Cégep de Drummondville (AGECD)
- the Student General Association of the Cégep de St-Jérôme (AGES),
- the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ),
- the General Association of Montmorency students (AGEM)
- General Association of Students of Collège Édouard-Montpetit (AGECEM).

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