One of Quebec’s largest trade union centrals is teaming up with the Regroupement des centres d’amitie Autochtones du Québec, which represents Native Friendship Centres in the province.

The Confederation des Syndicats Nationaux, or the CSN, made the announcement during the First Nations Socioeconomic Forum in Mashteuiatsh on October 26.

The CSN, which represents 300,000 union members, says it will support joint action at the local and regional levels in order to facilitate the integration of Aboriginals into the labour market.

The CSN also wanted to encourage a melting pot of Aboriginals and unionized workers by supporting a move to have all Native Friendship Centres in the province join regional CSN Central Councils.