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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

UWOSA Appoints Membership Services Officer

University of Western Ontario Staff Association -

UWOSA is pleased to announce that the Stewards Council appointed Natalie Samuel as its new Membership Services Officer.

Natalie has been actively involved with the Membership Newsletter and Social committee for the past four years to organize and plan events for the membership. "The Membership Services Officer role appealed to me because of my interest in meeting new people and sharing new and similar interests. As well, my enjoyment for planning and organizing events and being involved in the community,"said Natalie when asked about her new role.

Natalie works in the Faculty of Law, Career Office where she plans, organizes, and coordinates events. Her experience of being involved in a number of community events from fundraising for Western Heads East, United Way Stair Climb Team Captain, United Way Sponsored Employee, and Dinners at the Ronald McDonald House will be assets to her new role. Away from Western, Natalie enjoys recreational activities including rock climbing, volleyball and other sports as well as dabbling with new recipes in the kitchen.

Natalie is looking forward to meeting fellow UWOSA members and exploring new and different interests for our membership. If you have an idea to share, or want to join the Membership, Newsletter, and Social Committee, please contact Natalie.

Stand Up for CBOs!

SEIU West -

Vulnerable people are being asked to pay the price for the Sask Party government’s mismanagement and waste. Meanwhile, big corporations are being handed huge tax breaks. Join us in standing up for CBOs, and telling government to stop choosing corporations over the well-being of Saskatchewan people. Sign the petition below to demand that government stop cutting services that vulnerable communities rely on.

Celebrate Pride!

SEIU West -

SEIU-West encourages all members to join in their local festivities throughout the month of June! We hope you can make it out to your local Pride events – below, you’ll find a list of province-wide events. And be sure to send pictures so we can feature them on our website and Facebook page! If you’d like to bring SEIU-West flags or other purple swag, let us know too! Just email...