Gnreux was a shop floor activist at the hospital in the Montra006c suburb before becoming the chair of the Qub0065c council of social affairs unions and president of CUPE Qub0065c.
Gnreuxs visit was occasioned by the government-forced representation vote in the health care sector.
Gnreux reminded workers that the Charest governments re-organization of the sector as with many thing follows the same model used in Alberta.
CUPE is well placed to speak of these things and to support workers here, he said. After all, our locals have fought these sorts of reforms elsewhere in Canada.
Gnreux also reminded his co-workers of CUPE 313s past achievements, including setting up the first french language workplace child care centre in Qub0065c.
CUPE doesnt promise the moon, he concluded. But in joining a union, we seek dignity and respect.