The workers of the private establishment, not under agreement, do not benefit from the salary increase granted by the government of Quebec to the other employees of the health sector.

the CHSLD Plaisance is owned by Résidence Plaisance des Îles, a non-profit organization (NPO).

When the establishment opens in April 2021, the administrators of the CHSLD negotiated with the government to offer their employees the same salary conditions that prevailed in the public sector.

The government allowed us to have competitive salaries to recruit regular laborexplains the chairman of the board of directors of the Plaisance residence, Louis Fournier.

Since then, wage conditions in the public sector have been improved. The gap between public and private workers has widened. For the same work, employees do not benefit from the same conditions.

The challenge of retaining the workforce

Louis Fournier is worried about seeing his employees leave if the establishment does not offer competitive salaries: We’re going to have to have even more independent workers, which will cost even more to provide our services.

Joël Arseneau, Member of Parliament for Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the National Assembly of Québec and Health Critic, supports the approach of the administrators of the CHSLD.

According to him, better financing of the private institution would ensure the retention of employees and maintain services to residents of the Islands.

The Department must ensure that the same service is offered to all senior users in the Magdalen Islands. »

A quote from Joël Arseneau, Member of Parliament for Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the National Assembly of Quebec and Health Critic

The MP for the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Joël Arseneau, considers that the enhancement of working conditions would ensure the retention of employees and maintain services to residents of the Islands (archives).

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What we want to avoid at all costs is a break in services or a reduction in services for seniors who are housed on the Islands, whether private or public.says the deputy.

On the archipelago, the Islands Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) coordinates the distribution of seniors between two establishments. These two establishments are CHSLD Eudore LaBrie, managed by the CISSSwhich can accommodate 64 residents and the CHSLD Plaisance, which is managed by a NPOwhich accommodates 65 people.

Both establishments are required to offer users the same quality of servicessays Sophie Doucet, President and CEO of the CISSS Islands.

The president and director of the CISSS des Îles, Sophie Doucet, photographed in her office.

The president and director of the CISSS des Îles, Sophie Doucet, confirms that private and public CHSLDs are required to provide the same quality of service (archives).

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There are quality of service requirements, there are not supposed to be fewer employees in one place than in another, so the person who is going to be accommodated is entitled to expect the same quality of services at either locationshe maintains.

On the government side, Natalie Rosebush, Assistant Deputy Minister for Seniors and Caregivers, reiterates that care for seniors remains the priority.

She informs that the harmonization of CHSLD private and public is a project under construction. She advances only while waiting financial support measures will be granted to non-contracted private establishments to enable them to raise the salaries of their staff.

She mentions that there is a possibility that the shelter on the Islands will receive an additional amount to increase the salary of the staff.

The MP for the Islands, Joël Arseneau, has asked the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, to appoint a contact person in the government to follow up with the administrators of the CHSLD Pleasure.



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