October 27, 2021

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APTS on strike again on Monday and Tuesday

This will take place as talks between the two-day strikeAPTS The Quebec government is still at a standstill to renew the collective agreement.

It’s negotiable, but it’s good news […] Offers at the management level are not adequate to meet the demands we have, National Representative Carolyn Marquis explainsAPTS Sadier-Appalachians.

Without a collective agreement from March 31, 2020, members have issued a strong strike mandate to their union, which has 92% of the members in the province.

Among other things, the health sector requires a 12.4% pay increase over three years to attract and retain labor in many industries.

For now, the government is giving us 5% in three years. It bothers us that 8%, but in reality these are the bonus, Caroline Marquis reacts. Therefore, we cannot say that these are official percentages of pay rises.

Excellent pay, but not only

The union’s national representative recalled that the salary question was only the tip of the iceberg.

Workload, training budgets, bonuses, attracting and retaining employees, he lists, are really the biggest issues we have.

In the Saudier-Appalachian region, 3,500 membersAPTS Tickets will be held in front of a dozen companies, including St-Georges Hospital, Hettel-du de Lewis, Montmagni Hospital and several local community service centers (CLSC).

At Capitol-National, more than 2,000 workers are involved Power If the talks do not succeed, it will withdraw from Quebec.

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L ‘APTS Refers to more than 60,000 members in more than 100 professions, including psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and social workers.

With information from Sebastian Tanguev