Agreements in principle to all the paramedics are members of the CSN, after months of negotiations

News 21 January, 2018
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    Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:46

    Saturday, 20 January 2018 21:46

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    MONTREAL | The Fédération de la santé et services sociaux (FSSS-CSN) on Saturday announced that his sector pre-hospital, which includes some 3,600 paramedics, dispatchers and support staff, had reached an agreement in principle overall with the Corporation of ambulance services of Quebec.

    The agreement will be submitted to a vote of the union’s members in the coming days, said the FSSS.

    The employees of the sector pre-hospital quebecers are without a collective agreement since march 31, 2015, has stressed the union in announcing the agreement in principle.

    After you have concluded agreements-in-principle last summer to the staff of Urgences-santé de Montréal and Laval, and then in December for the employees of a coalition of ambulance companies covering the areas of Longueuil and Montérégie and the eastern Townships and the national Capital, the FSSS indicated that the negotiations achoppaient always due to a blockage of a group of employers.

    “The longest labour dispute in the history of the area pre-hospital pulls may be at its end, had referred to the trade union on the 22 December. Unfortunately, a group of businesses to block even a settlement of this conflict, provincial, as they refuse to grant their paramedics the same working conditions as other paramedics, we are talking about the Corporation of ambulance services of Quebec (CSAQ).”

    It is with this corporation that the union has concluded an agreement-in-principle.

    The répartitrices and dispatchers of the eastern Townships unionized with the FSSS-CSN does not have not yet reached agreement-in-principle, but two dates for bargaining are at the calendar, that is, the 30th and 31st of January next.