The healthcare professionals in Québec are “dead tired” [VIDEO]

Les professionnelles en soins du Québec sont «mortes de fatigue» [VIDÉO] 

Les professionnelles en soins du Québec sont «mortes de fatigue» [VIDÉO] 

Of the elect of the FIQ and members of affiliated unions participated in an action of visibility to demand that work places are safe, respite care, remuneration to the height of the risk incurred and the respect of conventions for health professionals.

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May 27, 2020

Updated may 28, 2020 to 0h02

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The healthcare professionals in Québec are “dead tired” [VIDEO]

Les professionnelles en soins du Québec sont «mortes de fatigue» [VIDÉO] 

Les professionnelles en soins du Québec sont «mortes de fatigue» [VIDÉO] 

Valérie Marcoux

The Sun

They were already “out of breath” before the pandemic, they are now “dead tired”, announced in front of the hotel le Concorde in Quebec city where the elected representatives of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) and the members of affiliated unions participated in an action of visibility to demand that work places are safe, respite care, remuneration to the height of the risk incurred and the respect of conventions for health professionals.

Under the slogan “Dead tired”, the elect of the FIQ and members of trade unions have relayed to various places in the province between 11am and 16h on Wednesday in order to voice their discontent, in particular to the judgments in corporate that allow employers to postpone the vacation of the nursing staff.

Of the elect of the FIQ and members of affiliated unions participated in an action of visibility to demand that work places are safe, respite care, remuneration to the height of the risk incurred and the respect of conventions for health professionals.

The Sun, Frédéric Matte

In Quebec, the vice-president and the vice-president of the FIQ, Linda Lapointe and Jerome Rousseau, were expected as early as 11: 30 in front of the Concorde, the centre designated for patients with COVID-19. A total of forty people are attached to them. While respecting the measures of distance, they have blocked the traffic on the Grande-Allée in Quebec, while people took the floor in turn. They are then lying on the floor in order to represent in a symbolic way to the “dead tired”.

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Les professionnelles en soins du Québec sont «mortes de fatigue» [VIDÉO] 

Patricia Lajoie

The Sun, Erick Labbé

Patricia Lajoie, president of the Syndicat des professionnelles en soins de la Capitale-Nationale, was also on hand to defend the right to holidays of the nursing staff. “If we have a second wave, again, it is they who will be in the front, so they have to have those vacation and rest,” Ms. Lajoie.

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