Nurses are skeptical of Health Minister Christian Dube’s desire to abolish compulsory overtime (TSO).
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In an interview with Mario Dumont’s show on LCN Tuesday morning, Mr. Doby said he would like to end the TSO, but several conditions must be met.
“I think if we introduce more flexible work schedules, which nurses decide on, that is, they co-manage their own schedule, I think we will be able to eliminate OSI fairly quickly,” he said. .
Wishful thinking, according to the president of the Federation of Occupational Health of Quebec (FIQ), Julie Bouchard.
“Do I still believe in it? I believe in it a little bit, because in 2018, it was really a campaign promise made. Four years later, mandatory overtime is exploding everywhere.
The TSO persists even though the OIIQ has over 82,000 members, a record.
The question is not that he lacks weapons. The question is that there is a real lack of political and managerial leadership at the level of managers,” explains Ms. Bouchard.
The most recent data from the OIIQ indicates that 2,400 nurses work in private agencies, up 19% from last year.
Many of them made this choice to avoid having to work overtime.
While the TSO hasn’t been rescinded, labor shortages are rife and three viruses are hitting hard, nurses continue to keep the health network at arm’s length.
“I think we’re kind of in survival mode now. I mean, we have patients to take care of. When you’re a nurse, you have the gift of self. I mean, it’s important for us to take care of our patients. I mean, it’s important for us to take care of our patients,” said Sylvie Tanguay, assistant chief pediatric nurse at CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, in an interview with TVA Nouvelles, said, “We don’t have a choice, they are.”
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