Unions call for a national francization program in health and education

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Unions call for a national francization program in health and education

Unions representing health and education employees believe that French should be more present in these networks.

Unions representing employees in health and education are calling for the implementation of a national francization program for these workers, judging that French should be more present in these networks.

< p class="e-p">Proposals to this effect will be submitted to the 1,200 delegates who will take part in the 33rd FTQ convention, which will take place next week in Montreal.

Local sections the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Syndicate of Professional and Office Employees (SEPB) – two large unions affiliated with the FTQ – have submitted such proposals concerning the francization of these workers.

They ask the FTQ to work with the government to set up a national francization program for these workers, which would be offered to them while allowing them to be remunerated.

French must be omnipresent in health and social services so that workers can ensure their health and safety, while being equipped to communicate optimally and adequately with their colleagues and with the population, can we read in one of these proposals.

In an interview, the president of the FTQ, Daniel Boyer, attributed this phenomenon of lack of knowledge of French, even in public networks, to the scarcity of labor and the pandemic.

“It speaks to the workforce that we needed to hire quickly during the pandemic and it speaks to the problems of attracting and retaining the workforce. x27;work. »

— Daniel Boyer, president of the FTQ

So, there are a number of immigrants who we have now hired – and that's all to Correct fact – and these are people who, many times, do not have a good enough command of the French language, explained Mr. Boyer.

They must therefore be allowed to master French sufficiently and put in place the tools to enable them to master it, he pleaded.

Among the other proposals that will be submitted to the 1,200 delegates, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers suggests expanding Canada Post's mission to make it a community hub that would provide public services such as Internet access and charging stations for electric vehicles. /p>

In addition, the union proposes that Canada Post set up a national vigilance service for the elderly, vulnerable or with reduced mobility.

Why have we come to ask the Posts to provide such services? Because there are public services that are not rendered, replied Daniel Boyer.

If we had an impeccable high-speed Internet service in Quebec, accessible to everyone world, we would not have these kinds of resolutions to debate at the FTQ convention, he argues.

As for the fate of the elderly, vulnerable and reduced mobility, if we had a health network that provided the services it is supposed to provide, we would not have this bit of resolution, he added.

< p class="e-p">The 206-page book of resolutions contains several other proposals on such broad topics as minimum wage, telecommuting, school violence, labor shortages and labor shortages. #x27;retirement age.

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