Union representatives expressing pessimism after meeting with Health minister about reforms

It's the first time in four years Quebec's Health minister has met with union representatives to talk about health reforms.

But, officials with Quebec’s nurse’s union are expressing pessimism about improvements to the system.

Much of the talks zeroed in on stress levels and burnout.

"For four years, we’ve put a fire under Quebec and with what’s happening here with Barrette, it’s like he’s taken a garden hose on top of the building of the ministry in Quebec and he’s spraying on the fire,” he said. “Great, we’ll take a little bit of water that’s going to help our members, but it’s far from enough”, union president Jeff Begley told CTV.

Begley added there appeared to be movement on some issues, but nothing about some major reforms. 

 

 

-With files from CTV