Quebec nurses' union FIQ endorses new collective 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 this week saw 87 per cent of FIQ members endorse the tentative agreement

FIQ's 65,000 members include most of Quebec's nurses. (Kevin Frayer/Canadian Press)

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.

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