Hudson Bay nurses, Inuulitsivik Health Centre conclude mediation talks – Nunatsiaq News

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by ahnationtalk on April 5, 202399 Views

Apr 5, 2023

Details of new working conditions not clear; union yet to respond to offer

Mediation talks to resolve tensions between Nunavik Hudson Bay nurses and their employer have concluded, and a representative from Inuulitsivik Health Centre says she is optimistic about the future.

The discussions began in March following months of protest from the Northern Union of Hudson Bay Nurses. The Inuulitsivik health network is responsible for operations at seven health centres along the Hudson coast, from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.

The union’s leaders have been calling on Inuulitsivik since July 2022 to address what they say are poor working conditions made more challenging by staffing shortages.

Nurses walked off the job in January but that protest was shut down within hours by a provincial labour tribunal.

Weeks later, the nurses petitioned for Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé to directly intervene in the dispute.

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