It is the management of the hospital which appealed to the police to put an end to the blockage of administrative services which has lasted since Friday, February 19. The demonstrators therefore clashed with the gendarmes and their shields this morning, Monday, February 22.
Magalie Zamor, secretary general of CGTM Santé, condemns this intervention:
The CGTM Santé condemns this kind of practice. The right to strike is a recognized and legal right, if the administration has any complaints, it files a summary. At the moment, sensitivities are on edge. For us, it’s repressive
However, exchanges took place in the corridor between the union and management. The management then left the scene, as did the strikers.
According to Benjamin Garel, director of the CHUM, the use of the police was a necessity:
These repeated blockages of administrative services put us in too great difficulty and make patients take too many risks: this prevents us from paying our suppliers and salaries, which has a direct impact on the safety of care.
A meeting scheduled for tomorrow at the Trinidad hospital
The mobilization thus focuses on two main points: the Trinidad hospital and the hospital pharmacy, which has not had a medical secretary for a month. The latter should return from sick leave shortly.
The union and the management of the CHUM have made a meeting tomorrow at the Trinité hospital to move forward on various points, namely the management of the schedule, the equipment and the thorny issue of the reconstruction of the Trinité hospital.
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