Quebec’s nurses return to the picket line this week

A team in scrubs works on a patient in an operating room with fluorescent lights shining above.
Healthcare professionals in the FIQ are on the picket lines again for a four-day strike. Photo by Sasin Tipchai/Pixabay.
Jules Bugiel - CKUT - MontrealQC | 13-12-2023
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This week, Quebec's largest nursing union, the Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ), is back on the picket lines for a four-day strike (Dec. 11-14).

Nurses say the pandemic worsened existing vulnerabilities in the healthcare sector and caused an exodus of staff. Now, they're asking for better pay to attract and retain people in the profession.

FIQ spokesman Roberto Bomba joined CKUT by phone to discuss what brought these 80,000 workers to strike.

Listen to the full interview below: