The government’s global offer will be presented to you in special general assemblies
At the General Council on July 13 and 14, your delegates decided to present the government’s global offer to all APTS members in special general assemblies. There will not be an accompanying recommendation that it be accepted or rejected, as you have the final say in deciding whether the offer is acceptable.
The APTS has had the same objective since these contract talks started more than 18 months ago. Our goal is to obtain working conditions that reflect the expertise of all health and social services professionals and technicians, to attract and retain a sufficient workforce in the public sector. These improvements would help reduce your work overload and enhance Quebecers’ access to care and services.
The offer contains significant advances in terms of your working conditions, but doesn’t fully meet our targeted objectives. This is what prevented the delegation from making a recommendation to you.
Special general assemblies in the fall
Given that the summer vacation period isn’t optimal for consulting members, the decision was made to hold special general assemblies starting in mid-September, to ensure that as many of you as possible can participate. This decision also reflects the time required to organize these assemblies and prepare the materials to help you make an informed decision.