We stand in solidarity with our teachers (Le Devoir)

By: Myriam Boileau, Pénélope Dulude-de-Broin and Marie Longpré – grade 10 & 11 students, respectively, as well as all members of the Association militante des élèves du secondaire (AMES) [High School Activist Student Association]
Originally published on: September 30 2015
Original French text here: http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/education/451278/nous-sommes-solidaires-de-nos-enseignants

Photo: Annik MH De Carufel, Le Devoir | We cannot stress this enough: your work conditions are our own learning conditions, students say to their teacher
To Quebec’s public school teachers,
As high school students, we are acutely aware of the direction that Quebec has been veering towards in the course of the past few years. We know it too well : it is the only project that the government has presented to us in our lifetime. We know that public services are increasingly neglected, we know that students and patients are now addressed as “clients”, that attaining zero deficit seems to be our sole priority; that, in spite of the terrifying data that continue to surface, protecting the environment that we are to live in is the last item on the list.

Continue reading

Students are calling for a “social strike” (Radio-Canada)

Originally published on March 13, 2015
See original French text here: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2015/03/13/001-associations-etudiants-greve-23-mars-asse.shtml

Strengthened by achieving their critical threshold 30,000 strikers, student associations, grouped mostly within the Association for Student Union Solidarity (ASSÉ), call for the whole of society to join their movement against fiscal austerity and exploitation of hydrocarbons.

Some 20 000 students representatives of the Université de Québec à Montréal, as well as representatives of the Université de Montréal and the Université Laval have invited the population – unions, community and women’s groups – to join the ranks of their demonstration on 21 March at Émilie-Gamelin Park.

Continue reading