By Michael Boriero
Local Journalism Initiative
Nathalie Levesque has taken over as interim president of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) following the recent resignation of both the president and vice-president of the union.
Nancy Bédard, the former nurses’ union president, suddenly stepped down from her position nearly two weeks ago.
Bédard was re-elected to lead the 76,000-member union just four months ago. Her decision came a few days after FIQ union organization vice-president Kathleen Bertrand also announced her resignation.
An election will be held in December.
The Record reached out to the union for a statement on the leadership shuffle, and according to the FIQ, Levesque, who has been a vice-president since 2017, has hit the ground running, and she already “took up the torch” in fighting to eliminate mandatory overtime.