FIQ (Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec)

Equality is also a matter of money

We all know the saying, “money doesn’t buy happiness!” Except that…well, a financially savvy woman is two steps ahead, and when it comes to finances, there’s always more to learn. And so, the 160 FIQ and FIQP union reps attending the Women’s Network on October 22 and 23, 2019, explored the theme “Equality is also a matter of money.” “As healthcare professionals, common beliefs about…

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Government employee salaries: “You’re being had,” says the IRIS to healthcare professionals

With the help of Eve-Lyne Couturier and François Desrochers from the Institut de recherche et d’information socioéconomique (IRIS), the Women’s Network participants discussed how systemic discrimination impacts the salary of healthcare professionals. As things stand, healthcare professionals and many workers from the health, education and public sectors are disadvantaged because they work in predominantly female sectors. On average, female workers in these sectors are paid…

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Retirement requires early planning!

Did you know that if you work part-time for 35 years with a $65,000 salary, your annual basic retirement pension will be $27,300? This came as a surprise to the Women’s Network participants on October 22 and 23, 2019.  Three panelists with different backgrounds were invited to explain how retirement and RREGOP work: Marlène Tremblay from Retraite Québec, Guylaine Bernard, FIQ Union Consultant, Social Security…

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