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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.