Healthcare union delivers demands for collective agreement renewal

By Lawrence Belanger, Local Journalism Initiative
Healthcare union delivers demands for collective agreement renewal
Secretary-Treasurer of the FIQ-SPSCE, David Lambert (right), flanked by other members of the union, prepares to speak on the steps of the Murray Pavilion of the Hôtel-Dieu in Sherbrooke. (Photo : Lawrence Belanger)

This morning, the FIQ-Syndicat des professionnelles en soins des Cantons de l’Est delivered its demands to the President and Executive Director (PED) of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. In an effort to reverse recent trends in the healthcare industry, which has been losing employees, the union is asking for changes to remuneration, work-life balance, and workload as part of the renewal of the collective agreement.
At 2 p.m. Nov. 7, FIQ members held a press conference to highlight the delivery of its demands to CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS leadership. Speaking from the steps of the Hôtel-Dieu in Sherbrooke, David Lambert, the union’s secretary-treasurer, explained how the union views these demands as a salve for the medical industry’s recent struggles.
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