Centrale des syndicats du Québec

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CSQ
CSQ logo.png
Full name Quebec House of Labour
Native name Centrale des syndicats du Québec
Founded 1946
Members 175,000
Key people Réjean Parent, president
Office location Montreal, Québec
Country Canada
Website www.csq.qc.net

The Centrale des syndicats du Québec (Quebec labour congress) or CSQ is the third biggest trade union in Quebec, Canada, by membership.

It was founded in 1946 when three earlier unions merged to form the Corporation générale des instituteurs et institutrices catholiques de la province de Québec (CIC; General Corporation of Catholic Teachers in the Province of Quebec). Léo Guindon was its first president.

It changed its name in 1967 to Corporation des enseignants du Québec (Quebec teachers corporation), and then again in 1974 when it officially became a labour union to Centrale des enseignants du Québec (CEQ; Quebec teachers labour congress). It finally became the Centrale des syndicats du Québec in 2000 to acknowledge the fact that its membership base had expanded beyond teaching profession.

Today over 100,000 of its 175,000+ members are education workers, working primarily in the public sector. Most (69%) of its members are women. The CEQ was the first Quebec trade union to appoint a woman (Lorraine Pagé) as its president, in 1988.

Louise Chabot has been president since 2012 and Marc Nantel, Line Camerlain and Pierre Jobin are 1st, 2nd and 3rd vice presidents. Daniel B. Lafrenière is the secretary-treasurer.

Centrale des syndicats du Québec currently acts as a liaison for the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation as well.

It is a member organization of Education International and Public Services International.

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