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Wakefield nurse says bonus, 'just another contract'

The Wakefield Hospital. Low Down file photo

“It's not a bonus,” Interprofessional Health Federation of Quebec (FIQ) union member and Wakefield Hospital nurse Vicki Beauparlant told the Low Down when asked about the bonuses being offered to nurses to combat the labour shortage.

“It’s just another contract,” she said, adding that, even though she has yet to see any contract or agreement, she won’t be taking the bonuses offered to part time and retired healthcare workers. “I’m not going to sign it.”

The offer was announced by Health Minister Christian Dubé on Sept. 23.