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CUPE is inviting all members to join the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) and its affiliates to a rally on May 22 in Montreal. CUPE will be participating under the banner of the Alliance sociale. Given recent events and the adoption of Bill 78 in Quebec, it is important to be present at the event.

The Alliance sociale is comprised of seven trade unions in Quebec (FTQ, CSN, CSQ, CSD, SFPQ, and SPGQ APTS) and the Quebec Federation of University Students (FEUQ) and the Quebec Federation of College Students (FECQ).

A massive demonstration organized by the Coalition large de l’ASSÉ (CLASSE) and supported by the FEUQ, will take place at the same time as the CUPE rally.

CUPE-Quebec has informed the leaders of CLASSE of our intention to join them on May 22 at 2 p.m., and that we will have our own itinerary and would advise the municipal authorities, as in all of our demonstrations. In addition, CUPE-Quebec will have a police contingent.

Meeting point: corner of St-Urbain and De Maisonneuve

Union members will join other protesters in the march at the corner of Jeanne-Mance and Sainte-Catherine.

Please note: participants will need their own transportation to the event.


North on Jeanne-Mance
West on Sherbrooke
North on Park Avenue
East on Rachel to Parc Lafontaine 

On May 18, the leaders of the FTQ, the CSN and the CSQ condemned the abuses of Special Bill 78, a law that infringes on civil liberties and threatens our democracy, according to the spokesperson for the unions.

More information:

Quebec’s legislature has passed an emergency anti-protest law that the chair of the Quebec bar association calls “a breach to the fundamental, constitutional rights” of its citizens. Read the Bill.