FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

Negotiation 2020

Sectoral consultation from June 13 to August 19, 2019

Work on the upcoming negotiation of your provincial collective agreement has begun. The FIQ is the bargaining agent, responsible for negotiating on behalf of healthcare professionals who are FIQ and FIQP | Secteur privé members.

First, the FIQ will be consulting you on the sectoral component of the collective agreement, more commonly known as sectoral matters, during summer 2019. This component involves everything to do with your working conditions.

Participate in the two parts of the sectoral consultation!

  1. 1. Keep your eyes open for general assembly dates at your institution!
    Share your view on the priorities and objectives of the preliminary project for sectoral negotiations.
  2. Online consultation
    Starting on June 17, take the online consultation here and fill out the questionnaire. It’s your chance to give feedback on the means and solutions you think should be used to achieve the negotiation priorities and objectives.The consultation is available here.

 

Following the sectoral consultation, the FIQ will consult you in fall 2019 on the intersectoral component of the collective agreement, in other words, on the intersectoral matters (salary, retirement, parental rights and regional disparities). For this component, the FIQ will negotiate at a shared table with the Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux (APTS) as part of the APTS-FIQ alliance.


The team responsible for the provincial negotiations is composed of two members from the Executive Committee responsible for the negotiations, five employees and five union reps elected to the FIQ Negotiating Committee. From left to right: Isabelle Groulx, Respiratory Therapist, CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest (FIQ-SPSMO), Sébastien Bouchard, Nurse, IUCPQ (FIQ-SIIQ), Marie-Hélène Verge, Union Consultant in the Negotiation Sector, Sophie Guilbault, Union Consultant in the Negotiation Sector and spokesperson at the sectoral table, Jean-Philippe Landry, Nurse Clinician Assistant-Head-Nurse, Institut de cardiologie de Montréal (FIQ-SPICICM), Roberto Bomba, FIQ Treasurer, Serge Prévost, Union Consultant in the Negotiation Sector, Cynthia Pothier, FIQ Vice-President, Maude Pelletier, Union Consultant in the Negotiation Sector, Jean-François Tremblay, Union Consultant in the Negotiation Sector and spokesperson at the intersectoral table, Véronique Foisy, Nurse Clinician, CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS (FIQ-SPS des Cantons-de-l’Est), Nagia Idel-Mehdaoui, Care Counsellor Nurse, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (FIQ-SNII de la Baie-James).

 

Have any questions?

Please contact your local union team if you have any questions on the sectoral consultation. You can also read the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have any particular concerns or are having difficulty taking the online consultation, write to us at consultation-nego@fiqsante.qc.ca.

We wish everyone a great consultation!

Frequently asked questions on the sectoral consultation

 

Is the FIQ included when it comes to negotiating in a Common Front?

It is only the intersectoral matters when there is a Common Front for negotiations. A Common Front has not approached the FIQ, to date. The FIQ will negotiate the 4 intersectoral matters (salary, retirement, parental rights and regional disparities) in an alliance with the APTS.

Can I complete the consultation questionnaire if I am a newly hired employee?

Access to the form depends on the FIQ database, which is dependent on the information received from the employers. It takes about a month for this information to reach the FIQ. If you are unable to access the online questionnaire, but you have previously worked in an institution where the union was affiliated to the FIQ, you can access the consultation by using the identification from your former employer.

If it is your first job where the union certification is the FIQ at the time of the consultation, it is possible that you will not be able to access the online consultation. However, since the consultation is from June 13 to August 16, 2019, the information required for access to the form could arrive at the FIQ from the employer before the deadline. We suggest you try again later.

Can I complete the consultation questionnaire if I am absent on sick leave, leave without pay or another type of absence?

Yes, all healthcare professional members of the FIQ and FIQP can complete the online consultation questionnaire.

What will you do with the means and solutions linked to the local collective agreement?

Some of the means and solutions may relate to the local collective agreement, even though the consultation is part of the provincial negotiations. These will be relevant all the same, because they will indicate the need to reflect on tools that should be included in the provincial collective agreement and that will have an impact on your local working conditions.

How will the means and solutions be prioritized in relation to each other?

Since the negotiations will be based on the priorities and objectives adopted by the FIQ and FIQP members in general assemblies, the healthcare professionals’ problems will certainly be at the heart of the discussions at the sectoral bargaining table.

The means and solutions retained during the negotiations will be those that can be adapted to the context and will best resolve the identified problems as a whole.

How were the 2 priorities and 5 objectives in the preliminary project for the sectoral negotiations determined?

The 2 priorities and 5 objectives were determined following many consultations, with members, affiliated unions and FIQ union consultants. Then, the reflections and findings were shared with the various levels of the negotiation structure.

Why are salary demands not included in this consultation?

Salary demands are not included because the consultation from June 13 to August 16, 2019 is on the sectoral matters of the negotiations. A consultation on the 4 intersectoral matters (salary, retirement, parental rights and regional disparities), including the salary demands, will be held later this fall.

What is the difference between the sectoral and intersectoral matters?

The sectoral matters are the working conditions that apply to a specific group of people. For example, employees in Class 1 give patient care, which is not the case for other employees in the healthcare sector.

The intersectoral matters are the working conditions that apply to all employees and have a significant monetary impact. This includes salary, retirement, parental rights and regional disparities demands.