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Quebec nurses maintain their campaign against mandatory overtime

Quebec’s nurses are maintaining their campaign to stop the practice of mandatory overtime.

The Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) has launched an online campaign in which nurses detail what the compulsory extra work hours are doing to their lives. One nurse recalls missing her child’s birthday, another speaks of having to cancel a dinner with her mother who has since died, another simply wrote “I’m in the process of ruining my health.”

FIQ vice-president Marie-Claude Ouellet said the organization wants to maintain the momentum created by a day-long, province-wide mandatory overtime strike last April, a work action that jolted the entire health system.

Quebec health minister Danielle McCann afterwards asked hospital management to take steps to reduce the need for mandatory overtime and make the nursing profession more attractive.

Ouellet said the effects of those moves have yet to be felt during the summer, but hopes the situation will change by September.

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