Staff crunch vexes Québec nurses

Frustration, stress and exhaustion has led many to jump ship to private agencies. Charlie Fidelman, Montréal Gazette, August 19, 2010 Montréal - One day after Québec announced a billion-dollar investment to revamp and expand the Sainte Justine University Hospital Centre, the federation representing the province's nurses said the government should address the nurses' working conditions before funding bricks and mortar and infrastructure development. Frustrated, the nurses are threatening to strike. Contract negotiations have been stalled since the nurses unanimously rejected the government's offer last month. ... Staff