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MAHCP to be at PACE 2019, opening Thursday, Sept. 19

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The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is thrilled to be a sponsor of the upcoming Paramedicine Across Canada Expo, better known as PACE 2019!

PACE 2019 takes place at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg from Thursday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

The conference will have a truly International flavour, with presenters from around the globe. Please visit https://pacexpo.ca/delegates/ or a full list of speakers and subjects to be covered.

“We’re looking forward to spending a few days meeting with current and new MAHCP members from within the Manitoba EMS Community,” said MAHCP President Bob Moroz.

MAHCP will have a booth at the Paramedic Market, Booth No. 72, where President Moroz and MAHCP staff will be on hand for those wanting to learn more about MAHCP. There will also be MAHCP swag for conference attendees and a draw for a gift card.

For a full list of the Paramedic Market exhibitors, please visit this link below:

https://eventmobi.com/pace2019/companies/60464df9-f561-496f-9006-38c5dbb9165c

See you at PACE 2019!

UFCW Announces 2020 Presidential Forums with Focus on Future of Work and Protecting Good Jobs

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America’s Largest Private Section Union to Host Forums with Bennet, Biden, Booker, Buttigieg, Harris, Sanders, and Warren in Michigan and Iowa 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union is announcing it will host 2020 presidential candidate forums this fall in Michigan and Iowa. The events will give 2020 presidential candidates the chance to speak to the 1.3 million members of the UFCW – one of the most critical blocs of voters for anyone aiming for the White House – about their vision and plans to address critical issues, such as the 36 million American jobs threatened by automation and companies like Amazon.

Confirmed presidential candidates include Senator Michael Bennet, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, and Senator Elizabeth Warren.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Hard-working Americans deserve an economy that creates good jobs now, and in the years ahead. Every candidate who wants to be President of the United States has a responsibility to share their vision and ideas, and how they will address major threats to the future of work, like automation and the companies that are pushing this vision, like Amazon. Our 1.3 million members and their families will play a major role in the 2020 election, and as we have heard from our members, they want to know exactly where these presidential candidates stand on the issues that matter to them and their families.”

Each of the UFCW 2020 Presidential Candidate Forums will feature three or more presidential candidates who will answer questions from UFCW members in attendance and via video. The forum schedule is as follows:

  • September 29 – Detroit Area, Michigan
  • October 13 – Des Moines Area, Iowa

 

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org

 

MAHCP September 2019 Newsletter and AGM

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The September newsletter is now online here.  A big welcome to our new members!

This year’s MAHCP AGM takes place Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. Registration starts at 4:30 pm that day, with the meeting at 6pm and refreshments at 8pm.

There will be printed copies of the AGM booklet available on the day of the AGM, and we will be sending booklets to our satellite AGM sites in Thompson, Snow Lake, Flin Flon and The Pas.  If you have not received your AGM booklet by email or mail by Monday, Sept. 23, please let us know.

If you are planning to attend the AGM, don’t forget to pre-register by calling our office (204) 772-0425 or emailing info@mahcp.ca

Those who pre-register before Oct. 2 will be eligible for the CALM Air $1,000 flight pass draw! (You must be in attendance to win.)

Support the Global Climate Strikes on September 20

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Delegates at our Constitutional Convention in August unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Global Climate Week of Action taking place from September 20 to 27, 2019. Unifor locals are encouraged to take part in these important events.

As the planet faces some of its most pressing challenges, young people are leading the charge for their right to a future. Sixteen-year old Greta Thunberg from Sweden is inspiring a global movement for collective action on climate change, by using one of the oldest union tools: she’s going on strike. Across Canada and all over the world, young people and students are expected to follow her lead later this month.

It is working people and the most vulnerable communities who will suffer most from the impact of climate change. But here’s the thing: Canada has the tools to address climate change and build for support good jobs. As a union, Unifor has always fought to put working people at the heart of our climate policies to build positive change, more security for workers and a stronger economy.

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Check the Global Climate Strike website for events near you. Participate and encourage Unifor members and activists to join in.
  2. Attend Unifor’s Just Transition Conference that will gather activists from across the country interested in taking climate action while prioritizing workers and building a program for good jobs in Canada.
  3. Organize a workplace action and let your union know what you’re planning during the global week of action from September 20 to 27 by emailing politicalaction@unifor.org
  4. Sign up to receive Unifor updates on health & safety and the environment, and stay tuned for updates on other climate actions.

 

UFCW Statement on Amazon Cuts to Healthcare for Whole Foods Workers

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America’s Largest Grocery Union Condemns New Policy that Hurts Workers and Undermines Customer Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the largest grocery union in the country, condemned the plan by Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, to cut healthcare benefits for part-time employees. UFCW President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Amazon’s plan to cut healthcare for these part-time employees is one of Jeff Bezos’ most brazen attacks on the quality of jobs at Whole Foods and the communities they support.

“Too many workers today are already working two to three jobs just to get the hours and benefits they need, and these cuts by Jeff Bezos just made it harder for them. Grocery jobs should be good jobs and one job should be enough to provide for yourself and your family.”

Background:

As reported by Business Insider, Whole Foods is cutting medical benefits for hundreds of part-time workers. The changes will take effect on January 1 and is expected to hurt 1,900 people who will lose healthcare benefits. The benefits that the company is cutting are offered to part-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week.

UFCW has been a vocal critic of Amazon’s aggressive move to devalue and degrade grocery jobs at Whole Foods. In March 2019, UFCW condemned actions by Whole Foods to reduce employee hours. These cuts came just months after Amazon announced a wage increase that was supposed to be an investment in Whole Foods workers. The reduction in employee hours eliminated any overall increase in income for many Whole Foods workers.

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org

UFCW Statement on Amazon Cuts to Healthcare for Whole Foods Workers

UFCW Press Releases -

America’s Largest Grocery Union Condemns New Policy that Hurts Workers and Undermines Customer Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), the largest grocery union in the country, condemned the plan by Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, to cut healthcare benefits for part-time employees. UFCW President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“Amazon’s plan to cut healthcare for these part-time employees is one of Jeff Bezos’ most brazen attacks on the quality of jobs at Whole Foods and the communities they support.

“Too many workers today are already working two to three jobs just to get the hours and benefits they need, and these cuts by Jeff Bezos just made it harder for them. Grocery jobs should be good jobs and one job should be enough to provide for yourself and your family.”

Background:

As reported by Business Insider, Whole Foods is cutting medical benefits for hundreds of part-time workers. The changes will take effect on January 1 and is expected to hurt 1,900 people who will lose healthcare benefits. The benefits that the company is cutting are offered to part-time employees who work at least 20 hours a week.

UFCW has been a vocal critic of Amazon’s aggressive move to devalue and degrade grocery jobs at Whole Foods. In March 2019, UFCW condemned actions by Whole Foods to reduce employee hours. These cuts came just months after Amazon announced a wage increase that was supposed to be an investment in Whole Foods workers. The reduction in employee hours eliminated any overall increase in income for many Whole Foods workers.  

 

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org

Volunteers needed for national Diabetes conference in Winnipeg

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MAHCP has a volunteer opportunity with the Diabetes Canada: Manitoba for October and we hope to see many of our members step up!

The Diabetes Canada Professional Conference is taking place in Winnipeg from Oct. 2-5, 2019, and organizers are expecting 1,700 health care professionals to attend.

If you have some time to volunteer for this important conference, which starts Wednesday, Oct. 2, and runs until Saturday, Oct. 5, please visit the Survey Monkey link below for the online volunteer application:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DCVolunteer19

Also, our members who often interact with diabetes patients will find this conference to be of particular interest, so we encourage you especially to volunteer!

MAHCP has been a proud supporter of the Manitoba branch of Diabetes Canada for the past decade, and with an estimated 386,000 Manitobans affected by diabetes, your participation as a volunteer would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you!

MAHCP

 

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