June 7, 2023

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FIQ gives Quebec official notice for “abusive use” of certain overtime

FIQ gives Quebec official notice for "abusive use" of certain overtime

While the Interprofessional Health Federation of Quebec (FIQ) has put in place a notice to the Quebec government to remove the mandatory overtime (OST), Health Minister Christian Dubey has reiterated that he wants to reduce it as much as possible, but that it will remain. In some areas it is impossible to eliminate it completely.

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Passing through Abitibi-Témiscamingue on Friday, he recalled not resorting to it as much as possible as he had postponed the mandatory vaccination of health workers for a month.

“Careless” management

The Association of Leading Nurses, FIQ, gave him a few hours’ notice before November 15 to end the “abuse of compulsory overtime.”

“It is clear that healthcare professionals are incomplete, negligent, flawed and subject to arbitrary management by health network managers,” the lawyer for the union said.E Emily Gauthier. This method of management undoubtedly violates the fundamental rights and freedoms of our client members. This situation can no longer be tolerated. “

“If you fail to take action, advise us to take all appropriate or necessary remedies without further notice or delay,” he concluded.E Emily Gauthier.

Will or will soon be sent to the CEOs of all CISSS and CIUSSS in such Missing Province, a FIQ spokesman confirmed Friday.

That’s fine

For his part, Christian Dubey stressed: he also wants to end mandatory overtime.

“It was resolved in a collective agreement. We want more from TSO. As FIQ says today, we agree,” he said.

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Among the measures he intends to implement, Mr Dubey would like to announce soon that “hours duration, maximum duration of weeks” will be given priority to government employees over employment agencies.

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