This year, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Montreal Teachers’ Association/Appalachian Teachers’ Association reps weekend at the Manoir des Sables, Mt. Orford. On November 4, 5, and 6 the MTA and ATA reps, QPAT staff and a number of other local union presidents came together to discuss various topics of interest and to participate in a number of workshops.
Due to budget and time constraints, each year I have had to decline MTA’s invitation. I was, therefore, happy to meet with our big brother/sister union and to compare notes.
The MTA model is one that I think works. It is an excellent opportunity to communicate, cooperate and consult with colleagues. I extend my thanks to the MTA for their invitation and hospitality. I would also like to thank the ESTA executive for allowing me to participate in this activity.