Meeting Rescheduled

Last week we stated that we were scheduled to meet with Senior Management at the WRHA today at 1 p.m. This meeting has now been rescheduled for next Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 10:30 am at the request of the WRHA. At this meeting, we are hoping to get more...

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Received Notice for Grace Hospital

We received the attached notice late in the day yesterday that sets out the anticipated time line of changes being implemented no sooner than October 25th, 2017.  The affected departments are: Physiotherapy outpatient services, Respiratory Therapy and Diagnostic...

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UFCW pushing for more information

UFCW pushing for more information

UFCW attended a meeting that was called at the request of senior labour relations at the WRHA to discuss impending health care changes.  Changes to the health system right now are being driven by two factors, one is the “clinical consolidation plan” (that is the...

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Concerning changes impacting our members

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WHRA) has announced some of the reckless cuts ordered by our provincial government that will have a negative impact on our members, the services they deliver and the families who rely on these services. They announced that they...

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Fill out our survey

Recently our shop stewards went around with a short survey for you to fill out.Your feedback is highly appreciated and will help us to improve our ability to serve you and keep you informed through all of the changes going on in healthcare right now. If you did not...

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UFCW spoke in opposition to Bill 28 and 29

UFCW spoke in opposition to Bill 28 and 29

UFCW Local 832 representatives and members stood together last night with leaders, representatives and members from other unions in opposition to Bill 28 (Public Sector Sustainability Act) and Bill 29 (Health Care Bargaining Unit Review Act).   Highlights on what your...

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More questions than answers

As many of you know, your union, along with all of the other unions in Manitoba that represent health care and public sector workers, has been meeting with government since early in 2017 to consult with them on legislative changes that affect those workers.  I am your...

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Have your voice heard on Bill 28 and Bill 29

We just found out that Bill 28 and Bill 29 are at the committee stage. What this means is that now is your chance as members working in healthcare and as citizens of Manitoba to have your voice heard by the government on these regressive bills. You need to act quickly...

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Something’s going to give

Today the PC Government announced that they are closing the Emergency Rooms at Concordia, Victoria and Seven Oaks. These locations will be "repurposed". This is an irresponsible move by the PC Government on many levels. Imagine having a crisis with a family member and...

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