Over the next few weeks, the elected union reps on the Negotiating Committee will be taking the floor on this blog to discuss the issues close to their hearts and share their experience in the ongoing provincial negotiations.
Committed to reducing the healthcare professionals’ excessive workload right away, for their well-being and that of their patients, the members of the Negotiating Committee will address all the themes that make the provincial negotiations a pivotal time in the union and professional life of the 76,0000 FIQ and FIQP members: health and safety at all levels, attraction and retention of healthcare professionals, stabilizing the work teams, without forgetting the demands dear to the APTS-FIQ Alliance on salaries, retirement, parental rights and regional disparities.
The five elected union reps are the voice of the healthcare professionals in this negotiation process. Their role is to support the members’ demands and forward the proposals and counter-proposals to the sectoral and intersectoral bargaining tables. The elected union reps have to make timely choices in order to obtain improvements in the healthcare professionals’ living and working conditions.
The members of the Negotiating Committee:
Isabelle Groulx, Respiratory Therapist, CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest (FIQ-SPSMO)
Jean-Philippe Landry, Nurse Clinician Assistant-Head-Nurse, Institut de cardiologie de Montréal (FIQ-SPICICM)
Nagia Idel-Mehdaoui, Care Counsellor Nurse, Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (FIQ-SNII de la Baie-James)
Véronique Foisy, Nurse Clinician, CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS (FIQ-SPS des Cantons-de-l’Est)
Ridza Cléophat, Licensed Practical Nurse, CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal (FIQ – SPSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal)