Unions hope to see more 'humility' from CAQ government | Elections Quebec 2022
The unions would like to see change in the health network, in particular.
The day after the re-election of the Coalition avenir Québec (CAQ), the unions are calling on it to change its attitude and show more “humility”.
The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé (FIQ), which represents the majority of nurses and other healthcare professionals, reports that its members are still healing the wounds of two years of ministerial decrees, with imposed working conditions.
The FIQ therefore hopes for a change of attitude for this second mandate granted by the voters to the CAQ. She recalls that, during the previous election campaign, the CAQ had nevertheless promised to put an end to compulsory overtime and also had to review the nurse-patient ratios. And it still hasn't materialized.
The FTQ, for its part, asks the CAQ to show humility and underlines the serious problem of democratic representation which is manifested by the gap between the votes cast and the number of seats obtained.
It invites the government to tackle important issues such as the future of the health care network, the establishment of the minimum wage at $18 and the adoption of a plan to combat climate change.
The CSN, for its part, invites the CAQ government to resist the lure of private health and to invest instead in the restoration of public services.