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NUPGE donates to Oxfam to fight food crisis


"As we work together to fight crises around the world, Oxfam Canada is a strong ally here at home to counter the issues of centralized wealth, poverty, and the gender wage gap." — Elisabeth Ballermann, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer 

Win of the Week! June 11-17

SEIU West -

A member was terminated after not completing their educational modules in the time allocated by their employer – however, due to extenuating circumstances, this member was unable to complete the modules in time. SEIU-West advocated on the member’s behalf and just this week, the member was awarded an extension and is back at work! Another great Win of the Week!

President’s update on R&R fund

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals -


Dear MAHCP members,

We have an update on the Recruitment and Retention (R&R) Fund.

In our June 2017 newsletter, I wrote that while the negotiation of the R&R Fund had been completed, we were hearing from members about delays in its distribution. Furthermore, I promised to update the membership when we heard back from the employer, which is the reason for this message.

As of today, June 12, we are aware of the continued delay in implementation of this fund in the WRHA. We are also aware that other regions have had this fund implemented (both MAHCP and non-MAHCP).

The latest information that we have from the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) is that delays seem to be due to certain fiscal year end procedures on their end. This has prevented them from being able to make the changes to the system throughout Winnipeg.

We have been informed that this work is happening now and that the adjustments and retroactive payments should happen in July. We’ll continue to monitor this fund’s distribution and update the membership, if needed.


In solidarity,

Bob Moroz

MAHCP President