Democratic Structures

The executive committee of the CSN

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.

François Enault

First vice-president

François Enault made his debut at the CSN in 1994, as an intern for the Fédération de la métallurgie–CSN. Over time, he became a union advisor, a services director, a coordinator, as well as president of the STTCSN and assistant to the Executive Committee. He has served on the Confederal Board for 19 years and has attended every Confederal Congress since his arrival at the CSN.

In 2017, François was appointed coordinator of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN). In addition to being the coordinator of the coast-to-coast working group, he is also the negotiator for the Treasury Board and Correctional Services Canada.

He was elected First Vice-President of the CSN at an extraordinary meeting of the Confederal Board in June 2021.

Vice-President of the CSN since 2021.

Policy Officer for the Research and Status of Women Service, the Negotiation Support Service, as well as for the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN).


  • Pension plan and insurance
  • Québec and Canadian labour codes
  • Labour standards
  • Gérard-Picard Colloquium
  • Pay equity
  • Québec Parental Insurance Plan

External representation:

  • Comité consultatif du travail et de la main-d’œuvre (CCTM)

Union of Origin: Syndicat des travailleuses et des travailleurs de la CSN