The Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ) has called on the Government of Quebec to improve the working conditions and salaries of cégep staff amid instructor shortages. CSQ argues that the shortage is caused by the attractiveness of the conditions and salaries in the private sector. The CSQ warns that this may lead to shortages that will keep colleges from being able to offer some courses and services to students at a time when students are vulnerable as they come out of the pandemic. CSQ also is concerned about the worsening lack of professionals, including educational advisors and psychologists, available at colleges. The Canadian Press reports that the CSQ has raised these issues in preparation for negotiations on the renewal of collective agreements. CTV| Le Devoir Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.