The APTS-MUHC, the CSN-MUHCEU and the SPSICR of the MUHC-FIQ sent a letter stating their demand to the Health Minister
Montreal, August 3, 2017 – The unions representing the MUHC employees (Union of Nursing and Cardio-Respiratory Professionals (SPSICR) of the MUHC – FIQ, the McGill University Health Center Employees Union (CSN) and the Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé (APTS)), announced that they sent a letter stating their demand by email to Health Minister Gaétan Barrette.
As agreed at their meeting on July 13, 2017, with Mr. Barrette, the three unions’ spokespeople put their demand in writing regarding acquiring seats on the MUHC’s Board of Directors. They demanded “three permanent seats among the ten vacant on the institution’s Board of Directors.” In other words, one seat per labour organization involved.
The Health Minister said he would look into it, so the ball is now in his court. The spokespeople for the MUHC’s workers now await Mr. Barrette’s reply, which they hope will be quick.
About the FIQ
The Quebec Interprofessional Health Federation (FIQ) represents 75,000 nursing and cardiorespiratory professionals, the vast majority of nurses, practical nurses, respiratory therapists and clinical perfusionists working in Québec public institutions.
Information: Denyse Joseph
With 52,000 members, the APTS is an indispensable union of the public network of health and social services. It represents more than 100 distinct job titles among professional and technical personnel in the fields of diagnosis, rehabilitation, nutrition, psychosocial intervention, clinical support and prevention.
Information: Sandra Etienne
About the FSSS-CSN
The Federation of Health and Social Services (FSSS-CSN) has more than 110,000 members in the public and private sectors. The FSSS is the largest trade union organization in the health and social services sector and in child care. The FSSS-CSN works in favor of a more equitable, more democratic and more solidary society.
Information: Manuel Fernandes