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Dawson Support Staff Union / Syndicat du personnel de soutien de Dawson


2015-2020 Convention collective

Looking for former students in the college system!
“You may be entitled to a lump sum payment”

Anne Dionne, President of the Fédération du personnel de soutien de l’enseignement supérieur (CSQ)

Last June, the Fédération du personnel de soutien de l’enseignement supérieur (FPSES-CSQ), which is affiliated to the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), signed an important agreement putting an end to a discriminatory wage practice that penalized thousands of student employees, specifically between 2007 and 2015.

The agreement was the outcome of complaints submitted to the Pay Equity Commission in 2007 by student employees who were members of the Syndicat du personnel de soutien du Cégep de Sherbrooke, a union affiliated to the FPSES-CSQ.

The agreement provides for the payment of lump sums to a large majority of student employees who worked between January 1, 2007 and December 19, 2015. The agreement specifically targets those who performed administrative or technical work, as well as those who worked as animators, monitors or swimming pool supervisors. If you worked as a student employee in a Quebec college during this period, you may be entitled to receive lump sum payments.

We encourage these people to contact the support staff union in the college where they worked as student employees or to communicate directly with the FPSES-CSQ to know their rights and the procedures they need to follow to receive the lump sum. They can reach us at the following email address:




The Union is administered by the Executive Committee under the direction of the General Assembly.


DSSU Executive Committee Officers:

Position Name Email Local Term
President John Cuffaro 1789 2016-18
V.P. Internal Garth Farray 5214 2016-17
V.P. Communications Karina D’Ermo 1405 2015-17
V.P. External Veronique Tyler 1638 2016-17
Secretary Billi-Jo Poirier 1188 2016-18
Treasurer Francesca Cuffaro 1150 2016-17


DSSU Office

Room 8A.9

Tel: 514-931-8731 ext. 1789



The aims of the Union shall be the advancement and protection of the professional, social (i.e. working conditions and rights of the individual), and economic welfare of its members and especially the negotiation and application of the collective agreement.


Member Eligibility

A Support Personnel who is a regular part-time, regular full-time, occasional, substitute or student employee of Dawson College, and who is not excluded by virtue of his/her function according to the Labour Code and the Collective Agreement shall be eligible for membership to the Dawson Support Staff Union provided that:
(a) He/She sign the DSSU Application Form;
(b) He/She shall pay an initiation fee of two (2) dollars;
(c) He/She shall agree to abide by the Constitution of the Union and the resolutions adopted by the General Assembly or referendum.



The DSSU is affiliated with the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) and with the Fédération du personnel de soutien de l’enseignement supérieur (FPSES-CSQ).

Profil – FPSES-CSQ

FPSES – Syndicats affiliés

Profile – CSQ / Profil – CSQ



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