McCann introduced a bill to reduce the remuneration of executives in health

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The minister of Health, Danielle McCann, wants to reinvest the sums generated in the network of health and social services.

The minister of Health, Danielle McCann, filed Tuesday, the bill 7 that cuts in half the severance pay of the managers in the network of health and social services.

The day before, the Association of managers of health facilities and services sociaux (AGESSS) said he was concerned that the government Legault cut in their remuneration. Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.

The Coalition avenir Quebec, takes over the deceased bill 160, introduced in November 2017 by the liberals to reduce the severance pay of executives in health.

Recall that in July 2017, the superior Court had invalidated a regulation of law 10, which would have reduced from 24 to 12 months severance pay of 1300 officers, whose positions had been abolished.

The minister of Health of the time, Gaétan Barrette, responded with bill 160 to counteract the decision of the tribunal which was adverse to employer. Her bill died on the order paper.

On Tuesday, Mrs McCann said via release that it was ” correct an error made by the liberal government in 2015 […] and finish the unfinished work “.

Bill 7 is declaratory and confirms the authority of the minister of Health to determine the remuneration and the working conditions of executives.

It specifies that it has effect ” notwithstanding any judicial decision and any decision of a body of the administrative order rendered prior to the enactment of the regulation of the minister.”

Thus, under the bill, when a position is abolished, the termination pay equivalent to a maximum of 12 months of salary.

Mrs. McCann sees ” many advantages “, including the possibility for the State to “release some funds” which will be reinjected into the network of health and social services.

“In proposing this bill, we give ourselves the means to act in a manner consistent with our goal of taking better care of Quebecers and our teams of professionals who are engaged with them on a daily basis,” said Ms. McCann by press release.

“The former liberal minister Gaétan Barrette procrastiné and has not had the courage to resolve that. Our government will now do so in the interests of taxpayers and users of the health system “, she added.

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