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DECEMBER 18, 2014

Sectoral negotiations in the health and social services sector
Underhanded offers point to a difficult road ahead

The union organizations representing workers in the health and social services sector are unanimous in their assessment of the offers tabled this week by the government. After proposing a wage freeze and major cutbacks in pension plans and parental rights, the management committees made evasive and underhanded offers, making us fear the worst for working conditions in the sector and the public’s access to health care.

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JULY 3, 2014

SUPERVISION OF PRIVATE SENIORS’ RESIDENCES
The government must demand that they follow the rules

The Syndicat québécois des employées et employés de service is concerned about a news item published in La Presse on June 30 concerning postponement of the certification of private seniors’ residences.

The government will do anything to accommodate businesses that want to postpone the implementation of measures to ensure seniors’ safety and dignity. We’ve been talking about certifying private seniors’ residences for years now; how can the government agree to postpone the program’s implementation? It’s absolutely unacceptable,” said SQEES-FTQ president Jean-Pierre Ouellet.

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JULY 1, 2014

VIDEO
Employment Insurance in Canada:
Hitting Rock Bottom


 

APRIL 14, 2014

Devoted Every Day: A new campaign highlighting the commitment of workers in the health and social services sector



The Syndicat québécois des employées et employés de service (SQEES-FTQ) is launching a new web platform (www.devoueesauquotidien.org) devoted to public recognition of the work done by employees in the health and social services sector.

“Workers in the health and social services sector agree: their work is not recognized for what it is, and they often feel they are being treated like numbers. Since their employers fail to recognize that they are people who are devoted every day, we are counting on the public to do so,” said SQEES-FTQ President Jean-Pierre Ouellet.

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News from our membres

DECEMBER 18, 2014

This Christmas, families want a government that cares about family issues

Once again this year, Santa will go from house to house to deliver presents to children in Quebec. But it appears that their parents won’t get what they asked for: accessible and affordable childcare services.

Reduced-contribution childcare services have been attacked from all sides since the Liberal government was elected: their funding and subsidies for families in disadvantaged areas have been cut, their surpluses commandeered by the government, new spaces compromised, rates increased.

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NOVEMBER 10, 2014

Employees of childcare centres represented by the SQEES-298 (FTQ)
Massive turnout at the “Toujours fous de nos enfants” demonstration to safeguard Quebec family policy in Montreal on November 9



In the wake of the “Toujours fous de nos enfants” rallies to safeguard Quebec family policy held throughout the province on Sunday, November 9, the Syndicat québécois des employées et employés de service, section locale 298 (FTQ), reiterates that it is imperative that the Quebec government preserve and strengthen Quebec family policy.

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OCTOBER 23, 2014

AUSTERITY AND CENTRALIZATION
Real Victims of Reforms and Cuts in the Health and Social Services Sector



Members of the Syndicat québécois des employées et employés de service (FTQ) demonstrated today at noon in front of the offices of the Minister of Families and Minister responsible for Seniors, France Charbonneau, to protest the government’s attacks on the health and social services system, in particular Bill 10, which calls for the merger of health and social services establishments throughout Quebec.

“It’s time we considered the victims of Dr. Barrette’s cure. Families and seniors will be hardest hit: fewer services, more centralization, efforts going toward structures rather than care. It’s high time that the government realize that it is heading in the wrong direction and come to its senses: these mergers are wrong. Everyone agrees that the megastructures won’t help anyone or make care more accessible: on the contrary,” said SQEES-FTQ president Jean-Pierre Ouellet.

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