(Montreal) Negotiations to renew the collective agreements will soon begin with Quebec for home childcare providers.

While the largest group, those who are members of CSQ unions, plan to file their demands later this spring, those who are members of unions attached to the CSN did so on Friday, at the constituency office of the Minister of the Suzanne Roy family.

The agreements that bind these home childcare providers (RSG) to the ministry expired on March 31.

These home childcare providers do not receive a salary as such; they receive a subsidy to compensate for the service they provide at home.

In an interview, Chantal Racicot, representative of this sector at the Federation of Health and Social Services, affiliated with the CSN, recalls that there is a shortage of workers in the different forms of childcare services. And, according to her, the best way to alleviate this shortage is to improve their working conditions.

“It’s going to go through the valuation of our work, by the money. We cannot continue to impoverish ourselves and then think that we only have the vocation. At some point, vocation doesn’t put money on the table,” she said.

This group of home childcare providers is therefore demanding an increase in the subsidy they receive that takes inflation into account. He also calls for an adjustment in remuneration compared to workers in Early Childhood Centers (CPE).

“If Mr. Legault gives mandates to have money for the upcoming negotiations, well that will make retention, it will make an attractive profession. We will go find other RSGs, we will fill even more places “for families, argues Ms. Racicot.

The group also asks for access to a pension plan.

He also claims an experience recognition bonus and a bonus for remoteness.