The prime minister, François Legault, has felt a greater openness of the federal government to maintain the military in a CHSLD until September and thus help to fill some of the needs of staff.
“Justin Trudeau understands that we need them, expressed by Mr. Legault, the day after his weekly call with the prime minister of Canada. I was pretty direct and I asked him what he was most urgent “.
For the moment, Ottawa refuses to maintain the deployment of military personnel in NURSING homes for several months.
“There are a number of issues. The armed forces are working seven days a week, 12 hours per day. I can understand that they are exhausted. They need to rest “, he reported on Friday during a press briefing at Joliette.
François Legault suggested that the military work ” like the others “, that is, eight hours per day, five days per week.
“It would seem that this is difficult,” said the one who wishes to prolong the stay of the army in a CHSLD until 15 September.
Until then, he plans to train 10 000 orderlies.
He also reported that a percentage of “important” soldiers are not on the field, but produce rather reports.
“I have nothing against the reports. But out of the 1000 soldiers, I would love that see more in NURSING homes “, has he dropped.
Disagreement for the holidays
Another issue in regard to personnel matters : the holidays, some health care workers in Lanaudière, there’s always a problem.
The integrated Centre of health and social services of Lanaudière has reached an agreement for the holidays with all of its unions, except the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ), who refuses to accept the proposal.
“The FIQ requires three weeks of vacation by the end of September. It is mathematically impossible. There are two offers on the table : two weeks before the end of September or three weeks here on the 13th of October. It is a question of continuity of services, ” said François Legault.
“This is unacceptable. This is not a summer vacation, for his part, blasted Stéphane Cormier, president of the FIQ Lanaudière. The employer does not listen to the fatigue of its employees. It’s been 10 years that we lived at the time of the additional mandatory. With the crisis, we are working with a mask, a visor, and death in the eye. “
Quebec was crossed on Friday the 50 000 infections of the COVID-19 (50 232) and recorded 61 deaths for a total of 4363.