My dear healthcare professional colleagues,
The pandemic we have been enduring for over a year now uncovered ills we can no longer ignore. Our members and their vision of unionism is changing, and to respond to this, we need to reinvent ourselves as a labour organization.
Over the last two years, throughout my mandate on the Negotiation Committee, I have heard union reps’ concerns. I see the gap that is widening with our members.
A nurse clinician since 2003, I have worked and been an active union rep in hospitals and CLSCs in Montreal and James Bay. I have fought many battles that saw great success and brought great learning.
As part of my community, professional and union career, today I am moving from local to provincial by running for the position of nurse vice-president on the FIQ Executive Committee. My experience on a local executive committee and on provincial committees has truly shown me the scope of the challenges ahead, especially in labour relations.
And it is with determination, hard work and skill that I will tackle them!
I strongly believe that it is by facing our members’ reality that we can restore hope and trust in our Federation.
My experience on the Negotiation Committee is also an important advantage that will enable me, starting the day after the election, to be immediately operational and to deploy our new collective agreement.
That said, I would like to submit my candidacy in the name of renewal, of a FIQ that will be inclusive, innovative, and feminist. A FIQ that is representative and, above all, in tune with its members and affiliates. A FIQ that respects local and regional specificities, that we can position in its rightful place in the public arena.
For all of these reasons, my dear colleagues, I am asking for your trust and support. I firmly believe that together, we will be able to guide the FIQ toward the necessary changes, and that this will prepare us for the post-pandemic challenges that lay ahead in the coming years.
CIUSSS du Saguenay-Lac St-Jean
CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île de Montréal