Hours before the start of the two-day strike, the APDS and FSSS were in talks on Sunday evening. But the strike was hard to avoid.

Leah Levsk
The Canadian Press

Both unions in the health and social services sector plan to walk out, which is scheduled to begin Sunday night at 12:01 p.m.

The Professional and Technical Personnel Alliance (APTS) in health and social services has 60,000 members. He has already been released on June 7 and 8.

APTS refers to technicians in the laboratory, medical imaging, social workers, psychologists, nutritionists, for example. Its members work in youth centers and health institutions.

On Sunday evening, it was pointed out that discussions with the Quebec government are still ongoing. At 9pm, no policy agreement has yet been reached.

According to the Federation de la Santa et des Services Sociாக்s, which is affiliated with CSN, about half of the members who can walk out, or 60,000 out of 110,000, will be affected by the walkout.

The other 50,000 executive workers of the FSSS will have to wait for the decision of the tribunal. These union members must first approve a list of essential services to be maintained before using their strike order.

In both APTS and FSSS, essential services must be maintained during outings; The rate varies depending on the care unit, type of health care or social services establishment. In care units such as emergency and intensive care, for example, there can be no outreach.

Many deals

The Quebec government has so far concluded on a policy basis a number of global or partial agreements with other trade unions in the public sector.

The global agreement with the FTQ Trade Union Center provides for a 2% increase in 2020-2021, then a 2% increase in 2021-2022 and a 2% increase in 2022-2023, with a very generous pay increase for the lowest number of employees. Entering into certain jobs.

Traditionally, this has been a common trade union front or central union that paves the way for other organizations based on pay rises.

Quebec has reached an agreement with FIQ (Interprofessional Health Federation), which represents 76,000 nurses, nursing assistants, respiratory therapists and other health professionals.

In principle other agreements were concluded with two unions of primary and secondary teachers: the Federation of Teaching Trade Unions affiliated with CSQ (which negotiated for 73,000 teachers) and the Autonomous Teaching Federation (which negotiated for 49,000 teachers).

In principle, other agreements have, again, been reached with school-backed workers, academics and the Union of Government Experts – a union independent of central offices.

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