Winnipeg (Sept. 2011) – On August 31, 2011, after sixty-nine days of negotiations, a preliminary agreement was reached between the Manitoba Association of Health Professionals (MAHCP) and Manitoba Health Care Employers, who are participating in the central negotiations with MAHCP. All but one of the manitoba Health Professionals Association (MAHCP) certificates – the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority`s corporate programs – have voted to accept the province`s offer of collective agreements over the past two weeks. Important note: all members have the right to participate in the Assembly. However, to vote, you need a signed membership card. If you are not sure if you have one on file or need one, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.315.3331, there are approximately 49,000 unionized health care employees in Manitoba working on more than 300 jobs. They are included in more than 190 collective units and are subject to the same number of separate collective agreements. 13 unions and several employers are involved in the negotiation and management of these collective agreements. The law revising the health tariff unit aims to simplify this structure.
A certificate is a subgroup of the central table bargaining unit, which usually consists of a group of collaborators working in the same establishment. Each certificate may accept or refuse a proposed collective agreement, regardless of what the members of other certificates decide. Existing agreements remain in effect until the successful union and employers` organization negotiate a new collective agreement. No union or employer can guarantee what this collective agreement will entail or when an agreement will be reached. Although about two-thirds of mahcp central table members voted to ratify the interim agreement, five bargaining units rejected the settlement proposal. The majority of MAHCP members of the central table bargaining units who voted ratified the collective agreement. The MAHCP Bargaining Committee, consisting of Wendy Despins – President, Lee Manning – Executive Director and ten MAHCP members working within the 22 bargaining units at the MAHCP Central Table, recommended that members accept the provisional agreement. Existing collective agreements for workers continue to apply, regardless of which union wins the vote. The wage, social, seniority and other conditions provided for in their existing collective agreement also apply to workers after the vote.
The majority of the members of the collective units of the Central Table who voted ratified the collective agreement. The following collective agreement units have new collective agreements from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2014. The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists is declaring the last week of October as a week of respiratory therapy in Canada to celebrate the profession of respiratory therapy and the commitment and passion of RTs. «This result shows that MAHCP members continue to dedicate themselves to the people of Manitoba,» MAHCP President Bob Moroz said in a statement. «This ratification process has also allowed our members to express their desire to continue to inform Manitobans of who they are, what they do and what health care is far more than doctors and nurses.» – a regulated medical profession. Occupational therapists must be registered with their provincial agency in order to practice legally in Canada. October is Occupational Therapy Month and October 27 is World Occupational Therapists Day We would like to thank all MAHCP members who participated yesterday in the MAHCP General Assembly, our first virtual General Assembly! We stand side by side with our cupe colleagues and all health sector unions in our call for the immediate implementation of enhanced health and safety measures that ensure the safety of all healthcare workers throughout the system. . . .