November 27, 2022

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An interim agreement was reached between 3,000 paramedics and the government

An interim agreement was reached between 3,000 paramedics and the government

(Montreal) Federation of Health and Social Services (FSSS), which has over 3,000 paramedics and the government in principle coming to an agreement.

Posted yesterday at 7:39 pm.

Sonia Label, the minister responsible for running the government and chair of the Treasury Board, and Christian Dubey, the minister for health and social services, made the announcement in a press release on Saturday.

According to the government, the agreement “will not only improve the wages and working conditions of the largest ambulance workers in Quebec, but also improve the availability of front-line services to the population”.

The FSSS, an affiliate of the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN), has not yet released a statement on Saturday evening. The government has indicated that it will allow FSSS-CSN “time to make an offer to its members” before making the details of the agreement public.

Without a collective agreement from Paramedics 1er April 2020. In January, the FSSS-CSN stated that it was in a “stalemate” in negotiations with the government, requesting the intervention of a compromise in their negotiations.

The strike, which has affected several municipalities since last summer, spread to other unions in February. Paramedics in particular are stressors related to the billing forms they fill out to provide their employer. People were not greatly affected by these strikes depending on the level of services required to be provided.

Paramedics affiliated with FSSS-CSN also held demonstrations on February 25 in front of SAQ distribution centers in Montreal and Quebec City.

Salary in disputes, shift schedules, a paramedic must be on call 24 hours a day for seven days, meal times and mental health, among other issues.

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