The Professional and Technical Personnel Alliance (APTS) in Health and Social Services approved an agreement in principle with the Quebec government on Friday after several months of negotiations.
“We have taken another step to offer our members a new collective agreement. We have gone to the end of the year to maximize concrete profits to improve their working conditions,” APTS President Robert Kamayu said in a press release.
The agreement received, in principle, 81% support from the delegation of the APTS General Council. The union presents the agreement to its 60,000 members at a number of meetings and suggests that they approve it.
In particular, the agreement provides bonuses for workers working with clients of the Directorate of Youth Protection (DYP) as well as better pay for psychologists, educators and social workers. “Overall, this is a good deal for professional and technical staff in health and social services,” said Robert Kamayu.
“I am just happy to be free. I believe we are proposing an agreement that will make these jobs more attractive and encourage the retention of existing staff, ”Treasury Board Chairperson Sonia Label said in a press release.
APTS is the only union in the health sector that has not renewed its collective agreement in 2020-2023.
With the Canadian Press