FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

2020 Negotiation

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.

The FIQ will negotiate at a common table with the Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux (APTS) as part on the APTS-FIQ Alliance.

The Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux (APTS) and the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec–FIQ have decided to join forces and will speak with a unified voice throughout the upcoming public sector negotiations.

Together, the APTS and FIQ represent over 131,000 workers in the health and social services network. The two organizations are similar by their workplaces, a majority of female members and converging concerns on many issues.


Filing for the FIQ sectoral demands

Journal En Action, vol. 32, no 3 EN

Adopted proposals on intersectoral matters APTS-FIQ

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).

Questions?

Contact your local union team for any questions about the negotiation of your next collective agreement.

Frequently asked questions

 

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.