Turbulence ahead in 2020

At the 8th APTS Convention held in Trois-Rivières, I had the privilege of being elected president of the APTS. It was a touching and humbling experience for me to accept this major challenge. As I take up my responsibilities, my values of teamwork and solidarity are front and centre, as is my commitment to work collaboratively with all the groups that form our union.

What we deserve… no more, no less

As partners in the upcoming public-sector negotiations, the APTS and the FIQ were united in their response to the unwelcome statements made by Premier François Legault.

12 solutions to fight tax havens

In the fight to end tax havens and promote tax justice, the budget tabled by the Trudeau government on March 19, 2019 is a big disappointment.

Early and concerted action

The APTS obtained a meeting on February 11 with the deputy minister of health and social services, Lionel Carmant, to discuss the situation in youth centres and rehabilitation centres for those with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

Tax havens: the last chance budget

At the end of January, with the federal budget fast approaching, the Collectif Échec aux paradis fiscaux addressed this letter to federal Liberal MPs in the hope of obtaining measures in the budget that would reflect a genuine will to eliminate tax havens.

A humane healthcare system more attuned to people’s needs

In his inaugural address, Premier Legault alluded to the “demoralizing” effect that successive reforms, budget instability, rigid management and cumbersome administrative practices have had on health and social services personnel. If I’m not mistaken, that’s the first time a politician has acknowledged this.

Possibility of a new era

For many weeks now, the APTS has put a great deal of effort into communications and mobilization work to arrive at agreements with your employers on the local provisions of your collective agreement.

The APTS makes its mark

Welcome to BlueAPTS, our new e-zine succeeding The APTS Review. The 30-page printed magazine you received twice a year in the mail is now a thing of the past. The rapid pace of events, the delays involved in printing and mailing the magazine, and certain environmental considerations (such as the volume of ink and paper needed to reach the 55,000 employees we represent) led us to conclude that a printed magazine was no longer viable, given our commitment to sustainable development.

A catastrophic health reform

The MSSS will soon have a new health minister taking office. A review of the harmful effects of the reform launched in September 2015 by outgoing minister Gaétan Barrette is in order – particularly its impact on frontline social services.