The Minister of Health and Social Services recognizes the Federation as the body representing the associations certified under the Labour Code to act on behalf of residents in university-affiliated establishments, for the purpose of negotiating, concluding and implementing all agreements on residents’ working conditions.
This Agreement is binding for all establishments in which residents undergo training.
All Quebec establishments, including those located in the regions, which receive residents on rotation, even on an occasional basis, have to comply with the collective agreement.
No separate agreement on working conditions other than those provided for under this Agreement or on working conditions not provided for in the Agreement between a resident and the establishment shall be valid unless it has received, first, the written approval of the association and, second, the written approval of the resident.
A local agreement may be negotiated in special situations, but, to be valid, it must first receive the approval of the Association and the establishment, and then of all the residents concerned.
Also, it must be renewed with the approval of the totality of the residents concerned, on a timely basis. Note that any agreement reached by anyone other than the residents’ association with regard to the establishment would be unlawful.