Quebec nurses' union FIQ endorses new collective agreement
A vote this week saw 87 per cent of FIQ members endorse the tentative agreement
Members of the Fédération Interprofessionnelle de la Santé du Québec (FIQ), the union representing most of the province's nurses, have endorsed a new five-year collective agreement.
A vote held Wednesday and Thursday saw 87 per cent of FIQ members voted in favor of the tentative agreement.
A deal reached in December between FIQ and the Quebec government would give the nurses a 9.1 per cent raise over five years and see the retirement age rise to 61 instead of 60.
The FIQ represents 65,000 health-care workers across the province.