CEGEP suspends teachers for unauthorized protest

May 7, 2015

Montreal CEGEP Collège de Rosemont has suspended six teachers with pay for their involvement in a May 1 protest against Quebec’s austerity measures. CEGEP teachers across the province had voted to stage a one-day strike to coincide with International Workers’ Day, but Quebec’s labour board ruled that they did not have the right to do so. The six teachers nevertheless picketed and blocked the entrance to the school. The teachers will remain suspended pending the results of an investigation into other possible disciplinary actions. Rosemont said that it will explore options to ensure that the teachers’ classes will not be affected. Montreal Gazette