Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals

Congrats to our inaugural MAHCP Window Sticker contest winner

We have our first winner!

Congratulations to Tara Fillion, an MAHCP Member Advocate, for being our November Window Sticker contest winner.

The Window Sticker contest is open to all MAHCP members and the monthly prize is a $50 gift card of the winner’s choice.

Here’s how to enter: Please place this sticker in a safe, unobtrusive part of your vehicle’s windows, take a selfie of yourself (or ask a friend to snap a pic) with the sticker visible, and send it into mahcpcontest@mahcp.ca for your chance to win a gift card.

If your name isn’t selected, it stays in the pot for the following month, so those who entered after October’s AGM and through November still have a chance to win.

The goal of this contest is to increase our visibility day-to-day among our fellow Winnipeggers around the city and beyond the Perimeter.

We’re planning on keeping this contest going over the next few months, so enter as soon as you can for more chances to win. There will be stickers available at upcoming site meetings with MAHCP President Bob Moroz. Please visit our website mahcp.ca often to view our calendar, located right on our home page. Events will be added as meeting rooms are booked.

In addition, members can pick up stickers at the MAHCP office located at 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Good luck to all who enter!

Win with MAHCP! Video, sticker contests heating up this winter

MAHCP members, there’s a little over one month left to get your videos in for the chance to win wonderful cash prizes!

The submissions deadline for the MAHCP Video Contest is Dec. 31, 2018. This contest, which was officially announced at the MAHCP AGM in October, has the goal of sharing with the public the important work that our members do every day.

The prizes for this contest are spectacular: First prize is $1,500, Second prize is $1,000 and Third prize is $500. Please visit mahcp.ca/videocontest for more information on the rules.

Once the video submissions’ deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2018, has passed, we will post the videos to our Facebook page and they will be judged on the number of “likes” received.

We welcome submissions from individual members or groups of members. Please keep in mind that if you are doing a group video and yours happens to win, it is the responsibility of the main submitter of the video to disperse the funds as the group sees fit.

To kick this video contest off, MAHCP staff recorded a comical video of their own that was shared at the AGM and can be viewed on our Facebook page for the next while. This can be found at https://www.facebook.com/manitobaahcp/

 

MAHCP’s second contest taking place right now is the Window Sticker Contest.

The goal of this contest is to increase our visibility day-to-day among our fellow Winnipeggers around the city, Manitobans beyond the Perimeter and beyond the southern half of the province.

Please place this sticker in a safe, unobtrusive part of your vehicle’s window, take a selfie of yourself (or ask a friend to snap a pic) with the sticker visible, and send it to mahcpcontest@mahcp.ca for your chance to win a gift card.

There will also be stickers available at upcoming site meetings with MAHCP President Bob Moroz and Labour Relations Officers. Please visit our website mahcp.ca often to view our calendar, which is located right on the home page. Events will be added as meeting rooms are booked.

In addition, members can pick up window stickers at the MAHCP office located at 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

This is an ongoing contest, which means there will be several chances to win a gift card – at least one per month. We’ll keep it going as long as we’re receiving new pictures.

Thanks and good luck, everyone!

Manitoba Health Coalition holding special meeting on Nov. 22

The Manitoba Health Coalition, of which MAHCP is a founding member, is holding a special meeting to vote on bylaws, approve its first board, and set the direction of the organization’s advocacy work.

This special meeting takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, at 823 Ellice Ave.

The Manitoba Health Coalition (MHC) will have a keynote speaker for the special meeting, Natalie Mehra, who is the Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition. There’s parking on site, and snacks and drinks will be provided.

MAHCP President Bob Moroz has been encouraging members to join the MHC, and many members-at-large as well as MAHCP board members and staff have done so.

Brianne Goertzen, Executive Director of the MHC, was featured as the keynote speaker at MAHCP’s AGM on Oct. 11, 2018.

All those interested in becoming a member of the MHC can do so on site at Thursday’s meeting or online at mbhealthcoalition.ca

The MHC is a non-partisan, broad-based collection of organizations and individuals, united to advocate for the preservation and improvement of our public health care system.

Submissions in the MAHCP Video Contest now being accepted

MAHCP members participating in the Video Contest can officially submit their videos starting today!

As a quick recap, the Video Contest, which was officially announced at the MAHCP AGM last month, has as its main goal of sharing with the public the important work that our members do every day.

The opening date for submissions is today, Nov. 1, and submissions will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2018.

Please visit mahcp.ca/videocontest for more information on the rules and on how to submit your videos.

The videos should be less than three minutes long and can be comical, serious or anything in-between.

Once the video submissions’ deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2018, has passed, we will post the videos to our Facebook page and they will be judged on the number of “likes” received.

The prizes for this contest are spectacular! First prize is $1,500, Second prize is $1,000 and Third prize is $500.

We welcome submissions from individual members or groups of members. Please keep in mind that if you are doing a group video and yours happens to win, it is the responsibility of the main submitter of the video to disperse the funds as the group sees fit.

MAHCP staff recorded a comical video of their own that was shared at the AGM and can be viewed on our Facebook page for the next while. This can be found at https://www.facebook.com/manitobaahcp/

We can’t wait to see the videos, thanks MAHCP members!

Medical Radiation Technologists Week – November 4-10, 2018

 

Medical radiation technologists (MRTs) work within four disciplines: radiological technology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy or magnetic resonance imaging.   They are the very image of care; the essential link between compassionate care and the most sophisticated imaging and therapeutic technologies, contributing their expertise to the diagnosis and treatment of millions of Canadians each year.

Thank you MRTs!

For more information please visit the Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists websites.

 

Participate in the MAHCP Window Sticker Contest

MAHCP members are invited to participate in our inaugural Window Sticker Contest!

The goal of this contest is to increase our visibility day-to-day among our fellow Winnipeggers around the city, Manitobans beyond the Perimeter and beyond the southern half of the province.

Please place this sticker in a safe, unobtrusive part of your vehicle’s inside back window, take a selfie of yourself (or ask a friend to snap a pic) with the sticker visible, and send it to mahcpcontest@mahcp.ca for your chance to win a gift card.

Stickers were handed out at the MAHCP AGM on Oct. 11, but for those who weren’t able to attend and would still like a sticker to participate in the contest, please contact your workplace’s Member Advocate.

There will also be stickers available at upcoming site meetings with MAHCP President Bob Moroz and Labour Relations Officers. Please visit our website mahcp.ca often to view our calendar, which is located right on the home page. Events will be added as meeting rooms are booked.

In addition, members can pick up window stickers at the MAHCP office located at 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

We will be highlighting your selfies on our MAHCP Facebook page and in our December newsletter.

This is an ongoing contest, which means there will be several chances to win a gift card – at least one per month. We’ll keep it going as long as we’re receiving new pictures.

Thanks, everyone, and good luck!

Participate in the MAHCP Window Sticker Contest

MAHCP members are invited to participate in our inaugural Window Sticker Contest!

The goal of this contest is to increase our visibility day-to-day among our fellow Winnipeggers around the city, Manitobans beyond the Perimeter and beyond the southern half of the province.

Please place this sticker in a safe, unobtrusive part of your vehicle’s inside back window, take a selfie of yourself (or ask a friend to snap a pic) with the sticker visible, and send it to mahcpcontest@mahcp.ca for your chance to win a gift card.

Stickers were handed out at the MAHCP AGM on Oct. 11, but for those who weren’t able to attend and would still like a sticker to participate in the contest, please contact your workplace’s Member Advocate.

There will also be stickers available at upcoming site meetings with MAHCP President Bob Moroz and Labour Relations Officers. Please visit our website mahcp.ca often to view our calendar, which is located right on the home page. Events will be added as meeting rooms are booked.

In addition, members can pick up window stickers at the MAHCP office located at 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. from Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

We will be highlighting your selfies on our MAHCP Facebook page and in our December newsletter.

This is an ongoing contest, which means there will be several chances to win a gift card – at least one per month. We’ll keep it going as long as we’re receiving new pictures.

Thanks, everyone, and good luck!

MAHCP President responds to Commissioner’s Update to all unionized workers

MAHCP is sharing the attached letter from Robert Pruden, the Commissioner appointed to conduct representation votes related to the Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act – Bill 29. This is the Government’s legislation that will reduce the number of health care unions and collective agreements by forcing health care workers into voting to select their union representation.

MAHCP members are expected to have the opportunity to choose MAHCP as their union. Based on the discussions that we, and other unions, have had in our meetings with the Commissioner and the Government, we believe that MAHCP prof-tech members will be eligible to participate in the representation votes for: 1) Shared Health (including DSM, HSC and possibly EMS)/CancerCare, 2) the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Mr. Pruden’s update lays out much of the information that we have been sharing with you for months in newsletter articles and in-person meetings throughout the province. Of note in his update is the repeated theme that we still do not yet have a clear process as to how or when these representation votes will occur.

We also do not yet know for certain what the Professional Technical Paramedical (Prof-tech) sector looks like. Which professions are going to be considered Prof-tech? We have been pressing the Employer and the Commissioner for answers about the possibility of certain professions being considered Support Sector where they have previously been Prof-tech. We still have no firm indication of any of these answers. This is a very concerning idea for MAHCP because if the original purpose of this legislation is to reduce the number of collective agreements the Employer must deal with, why are we looking at the possible re-categorization of some professions? While there were bound to be some changes or alignment here because some professions are considered Prof-tech in Winnipeg but may be in Support in other RHAs, MAHCP remains very concerned that the Employer is using this process as an opportunity to slot professions as they see fit. This is, in our view, not the original intent of this legislation.

Mr. Pruden has also indicated the basic makeup of the Employer Organizations. When this Legislation was passed by Government, Shared Health did not exist. This is by far the most complicating factor in the entire process. We know that the former DSM has already transformed into Shared Health and there will be a province-wide vote for one Union in all of the former DSM. Shared health is also going to absorb all of HSC, all (or most?) of Diagnostic Imaging in Winnipeg, and all of EMS that are not operated by a municipal government.

Additionally, and somewhat illogically, CancerCare Manitoba is being grouped with Shared Health for the purpose of these votes. It is illogical because we understand that CCMB will remain a separate Employer, but Government believes that one collective agreement for all province wide entities makes sense. It does not make nearly as much sense as government believes it does. Outside the city of Winnipeg, and with the exception of the above-named Shared Health groups, the Employers will remain the Regional Health Authority.

I hope that this information has helped you understand a little bit more about Bill 29 and the amount of work that MAHCP, and the other unions, have been putting in to make sure that the process will be fair, open and transparent for all of our members

There will be much more information being shared as we continue to press the Employer and Commissioner for answers.

In Solidarity,
Bob Moroz
President, MAHCP

MAHCP President responds to Commissioner’s Update to all unionized workers

MAHCP is sharing the attached letter from Robert Pruden, the Commissioner appointed to conduct representation votes related to the Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act – Bill 29. This is the Government’s legislation that will reduce the number of health care unions and collective agreements by forcing health care workers into voting to select their union representation.

MAHCP members are expected to have the opportunity to choose MAHCP as their union. Based on the discussions that we, and other unions, have had in our meetings with the Commissioner and the Government, we believe that MAHCP prof-tech members will be eligible to participate in the representation votes for: 1) Shared Health (including DSM, HSC and possibly EMS)/CancerCare, 2) the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Mr. Pruden’s update lays out much of the information that we have been sharing with you for months in newsletter articles and in-person meetings throughout the province. Of note in his update is the repeated theme that we still do not yet have a clear process as to how or when these representation votes will occur.

We also do not yet know for certain what the Professional Technical Paramedical (Prof-tech) sector looks like. Which professions are going to be considered Prof-tech? We have been pressing the Employer and the Commissioner for answers about the possibility of certain professions being considered Support Sector where they have previously been Prof-tech. We still have no firm indication of any of these answers. This is a very concerning idea for MAHCP because if the original purpose of this legislation is to reduce the number of collective agreements the Employer must deal with, why are we looking at the possible re-categorization of some professions? While there were bound to be some changes or alignment here because some professions are considered Prof-tech in Winnipeg but may be in Support in other RHAs, MAHCP remains very concerned that the Employer is using this process as an opportunity to slot professions as they see fit. This is, in our view, not the original intent of this legislation.

Mr. Pruden has also indicated the basic makeup of the Employer Organizations. When this Legislation was passed by Government, Shared Health did not exist. This is by far the most complicating factor in the entire process. We know that the former DSM has already transformed into Shared Health and there will be a province-wide vote for one Union in all of the former DSM. Shared health is also going to absorb all of HSC, all (or most?) of Diagnostic Imaging in Winnipeg, and all of EMS that are not operated by a municipal government.

Additionally, and somewhat illogically, CancerCare Manitoba is being grouped with Shared Health for the purpose of these votes. It is illogical because we understand that CCMB will remain a separate Employer, but Government believes that one collective agreement for all province wide entities makes sense. It does not make nearly as much sense as government believes it does. Outside the city of Winnipeg, and with the exception of the above-named Shared Health groups, the Employers will remain the Regional Health Authority.

I hope that this information has helped you understand a little bit more about Bill 29 and the amount of work that MAHCP, and the other unions, have been putting in to make sure that the process will be fair, open and transparent for all of our members

There will be much more information being shared as we continue to press the Employer and Commissioner for answers.

In Solidarity,
Bob Moroz
President, MAHCP

Respiratory Therapist Week – October 21 to 27, 2018

 

Respiratory therapists (RTs) are highly skilled health care professionals. They care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function. Respiratory therapists have specialized medical expertise and use advanced medical technology. They are educated to treat all age groups, from newborns to the elderly.

Thank you to all respiratory therapists!

For more information, please visit the Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists and Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists websites.

Respiratory Therapist Week – October 21 to 27, 2018

 

Respiratory therapists (RTs) are highly skilled health care professionals. They care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function. Respiratory therapists have specialized medical expertise and use advanced medical technology. They are educated to treat all age groups, from newborns to the elderly.

Thank you to all respiratory therapists!

For more information, please visit the Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists and Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists websites.

Participate in the MAHCP Video Contest

MAHCP is proud to announce its first Video Contest!

The contest, which was officially announced at the MAHCP Annual General Meeting that took place at the Victoria Inn on Oct. 11, 2018, has as its main goal of sharing with the public the important work that our members do each and every day.

Opening date for submissions is on Nov. 1 and the contest runs until Dec. 31, 2018.

Videos should be less than three minutes long and can be comical, serious or anything in-between.

Once the video submissions’ deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2018, has passed, we will post the videos to our Facebook page and they will be judged on the number of “likes” received.

The prizes for this contest are spectacular! First prize is $1,500, Second prize is $1,000 and Third prize is $500.

We welcome submissions from individual members or groups of members. Please keep in mind that if you are doing a group video and yours happens to win, it is the responsibility of the main submitter of the video to disperse the funds as the group sees fit.

Please visit mahcp.ca/videocontest for more information on the rules, as well as the submission form which goes live on Nov. 1, 2018.

MAHCP staff recorded a comical video of their own that was shared at the AGM and can be viewed on our Facebook page for the next while. This can be found at https://www.facebook.com/manitobaahcp/

Thank you so much, members, and let’s get creative!

 

Participate in the MAHCP Video Contest

MAHCP is proud to announce its first Video Contest!

The contest, which was officially announced at the MAHCP Annual General Meeting that took place at the Victoria Inn on Oct. 11, 2018, has as its main goal of sharing with the public the important work that our members do each and every day.

Opening date for submissions is on Nov. 1 and the contest runs until Dec. 31, 2018.

Videos should be less than three minutes long and can be comical, serious or anything in-between.

Once the video submissions’ deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2018, has passed, we will post the videos to our Facebook page and they will be judged on the number of “likes” received.

The prizes for this contest are spectacular! First prize is $1,500, Second prize is $1,000 and Third prize is $500.

We welcome submissions from individual members or groups of members. Please keep in mind that if you are doing a group video and yours happens to win, it is the responsibility of the main submitter of the video to disperse the funds as the group sees fit.

Please visit mahcp.ca/videocontest for more information on the rules, as well as the submission form which goes live on Nov. 1, 2018.

MAHCP staff recorded a comical video of their own that was shared at the AGM and can be viewed on our Facebook page for the next while. This can be found at https://www.facebook.com/manitobaahcp/

Thank you so much, members, and let’s get creative!

 

Spiritual Care Awareness Week – October 15-21, 2018

 

The Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals and groups experiencing spiritual, moral and existential distress related to changes in health, maturation, ability, and life circumstances.  This year’s theme is Diversity in Spiritual Care.

Congratulations to all Spiritual Care practitioners.

Please visit the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care website for more information.

 

Spiritual Care Awareness Week – October 15-21, 2018

 

The Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals and groups experiencing spiritual, moral and existential distress related to changes in health, maturation, ability, and life circumstances.  This year’s theme is Diversity in Spiritual Care.

Congratulations to all Spiritual Care practitioners.

Please visit the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care website for more information.

 

MAHCP Annual General Meeting

REMINDER:  The Annual General Meeting is on October 11, 2018 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.

Pre-registration starts at 4:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, with refreshments to follow the meeting.

All members are encouraged to attend.

For more information, phone 204-772-0425 or email info@mahcp.ca

MAHCP Annual General Meeting

REMINDER:  The Annual General Meeting is on October 11, 2018 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.

Pre-registration starts at 4:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, with refreshments to follow the meeting.

All members are encouraged to attend.

For more information, phone 204-772-0425 or email info@mahcp.ca

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