Montreal's largest teachers' union reaches tentative deal with Quebec

The Fédération autonome de l'enseignement (FAE) says it has reached a tentative deal with the Quebec government.

Deal will be voted on by members at general assembly at end of March

The Fédération autonome de l'enseignement (FAE) represents about a third of teachers in the province. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

After months of negotiating, the Fédération autonome de l'enseignement has reached an agreement-in-principle with the Quebec government.

The FAE – which represents 34,000 French-language teachers in Montreal, Laval, the lower Laurentians, the Outaouais and parts of the Montérégie – had its teachers' contract expire last April.

The union rejected a management offer in late September, and in October, they joined other public sector unions in a series of rotating strikes.

The tentative deal will be voted on by members at the union's general assembly on March 23. The union will not offer comment before then.

The deal comes only two days after the FSSS-CSN  union representing over 100,000 public workers in health care and social services reached an agreement-in-principle with the government.