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Quebec to crack down on private staffing agencies in health care sector

Ruling to be used as precedent in other cases.

FIQ: Private agencies recruit personnel in public system then sub-contract them back at higher priceMONTREAL, QC, October 2, 2011: Aaron Derfel of the Montreal Gazette reports that the Federation interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) has won a grievance against hospitals unlawfully using private staff. The staff will now have to be unionized.

"Quebec's largest nurses' union has won what it calls a major victory in its fight against the growing reliance by hospitals on private nursing agencies.

The Federation interprofessionnelle de la sante du Quebec (FIQ) had filed a grievance with the Quebec Labour Relations Board against Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital for using two private placement agencies.

Maisonneuve-Rosemont, like other Montreal-area hospitals, has been relying on the agencies to fill staff shortages in nursing and other health-care professions..."

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Posted: October 06, 2011

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