Nurses: a possible “work stoppage” mentioned

Infirmières: un possible « arrêt de travail » évoqué

The nurses in the Outaouais region to intensify pressure in order to obtain a negotiated agreement by the deadline of October 21, while their union does not exclude the possibility of a “stop work” in case of failure.

Through its page Facebook, the Syndicat des professionnelles en soins de l’outaouais (SPSO) has invited its members, but also the population, to fill out an online form to send a message by email to the president-director general of the integrated Centre of health and social services for the Outaouais region (CISSSO), Jean Hébert.

The message denounces inter alia, that” no measure has been put in place to prevent the exodus of nurses, nursing assistants and respiratory therapists, to Ontario, another region, or their region of origin “. It is also clear that all the other health centres in the province have already concluded arrangements to sign a new collective agreement with their nursing staff.

It is thus asked Mr. Hébert “to intervene in local negotiations so that it has a conclusion that is negotiated and working conditions respectable and satisfactory” to be put in place.

The members of the SPSO will participate in the 22 October to three general assemblies, during which a vote is scheduled. The union has invited Jean Hébert to participate, but is not yet known if there will.

The members will then vote for the adoption of an eventual agreement-in-principle or for a ” stop work “, which would imply the maintenance of essential services.


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