QC students stage walkout over unpaid internships

March 19, 2019

Following through on an ultimatum issued last November, a coalition of nearly 40,000 Quebec students launched a five-day strike against unpaid internships this Monday. CBC reports that the coalition’s membership decided in November that if the government did not implement a compensation program for all internships by the Winter of 2019, the students would launch a general strike. The coalition has planned a number of activities throughout the week, including visits to schools, health facilities, and community organizations. In November, QC Education Minister Jean-François Roberge said that his office was working on a solution, and called the students’ ultimatum “premature.” CBC (QC)