CHSLD du Bas-Saint-Laurent: an emergency meeting with Minister Dubé requested

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) on Thursday requested an emergency meeting with the Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé on the glaring lack of beneficiary attendants in the CHSLDs of Bas-Saint-Laurent.

A poor application of the tenure agreement dating from December 2020 has caused a kind of anarchy in the organization of work with too many different and changing schedules, thus causing “increased instability” for beneficiaries and beneficiary attendants.

“This impasse is symptomatic of a lasting breakdown in labor relations, which the CISSS cannot afford, even less in the current context,” wrote union adviser Sylvain Lirette in his letter to Minister Dubé.

“This concept of incumbency has been applied in many other regions of Quebec, with success and to everyone’s satisfaction. Why can’t we do the same in Bas-Saint-Laurent?” asked Johanne Campagna, president of CUPE 5007.

“At this stage, ministerial interventions are essential for the Bas-Saint-Laurent to realign itself towards an acceptable quality of care and work environments,” added Mr. Lirette.

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