Between congresses, the Executive Committee assumes the direction of the Confederation and sees to applying the mandates voted upon by the union’s governing bodies: the Congress, the Confederal Council, and the Confederal Board. The Executive Committee is composed of six positions: the president, the general secretary, the treasurer, and three vice-presidents.
Members of the CSN’s Executive Committee have different responsibilities as defined in the articles and by-laws, and share the mandates decided by the governing bodies. They are responsible for the CSN’s smooth operations, particularly its finances, various governing bodies, staff, and union services.
Caroline Senneville was elected President of the CSN at the June 2021 meeting of the Confederal Council, having served as First Vice President since May 2017.
Nathalie Arguin was elected Secretary General of the CSN at the September 2021 Confederal Council.
François Enault was elected First Vice-President of the CSN at an extraordinary meeting of the Confederal Council, in June 2021.
David Bergeron-Cyr was elected Second Vice-President of the CSN’s Executive Committee at the CSN’s 66th Congress, in January 2021.
The members of the Executive Committee represent the CSN in various bodies and organizations at both the national and international levels. These include the Conseil consultatif du travail et de la main-d’œuvre (CCTM), the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail (CPMT), the Commission des normes, de l’équité et de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), the International Centre of Research and Information on the Public, Social and Cooperative Economy (CIRIEC), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the Confederation of Trade Unions of the Americas (CTUA), the International Labour Conference (ILO), and many others.