Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals

MAHCP September 2019 Newsletter and AGM

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.)

Volunteers needed for national Diabetes conference in Winnipeg

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

 

PACE 2019 thanks sponsors including MAHCP

The organizers of this September’s Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE 2019) have formally thanked the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals for our sponsorship of the upcoming conference.

To see the full blog post, please click here https://pacexpo.ca/thank-you-manitoba-paramedic-unions/?fbclid=IwAR37xC2maLrR3XXT-G-g9in5qM6pb-ulbazVIHLWvv_Zi3l70xYebQEFfnY

This year’s PACE conference takes place Sept. 19-21 at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

PACE 2019 have will have a truly International flavour, with presenters from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States, so be sure to register early as some sessions and events have limited availability.

For more information on PACE 2019, please visit their website at https://pacexpo.ca/

Physiotherapy Director election takes place Sept. 9 to 15

The election for the office of Physiotherapy Director is fast approaching and we have an update:

There are two candidates running for Physiotherapy Director and this election, which is being conducted in accordance to Article 7 of the MAHCP Constitution, takes place Sept. 9 to 15 via electronic voting.

Voters that are eligible for this election of Physiotherapy Director will receive an email from the MAHCP office. Please remember to check your spam folder, in case the email with voting instructions ends up there.

The bios of the two candidates have been available on our website since July, but can also be accessed by clicking on their names below (listed alphabetically by last name):

Shelley Kowalchuk

Lyle Sasek

The results of this election will be formally announced at our MAHCP AGM in October.

Please email info@mahcp.ca if you have any questions.

Thank you!

 

Representation votes are complete, now what? MAHCP provides answers

In the wake of last week’s representation votes, MAHCP is receiving many questions from both current and new, incoming members.  Thank you for your interest and engagement!

To help you better understand what’s next, we have created the following FAQ.  More questions and answers will be added as we know more, so please check back often.  If you don’t see an answer to your question, please email us at info@mahcp.ca and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

In addition, MAHCP President Bob Moroz will provide ongoing updates once we have received the official list of new MAHCP members and contact information from the Commissioner/Employer.

For those who will be joining MAHCP as a result of the votes, welcome!  Our goal is to make the transition to your new union as smooth as possible.  We will continue to work in solidarity with our fellow unions toward this goal.

 

Now that representation votes are done, does MAHCP represent me immediately?

No, not until the Commissioner issues new bargaining unit certificates, which we are expecting sometime toward the middle to end of September 2019.

 

What happens in the meantime?

In the meantime, you continue to be represented by the same union that you had before the vote. You will continue to pay dues to that union and be represented by them until new certificates are issued.

Once the new certificates are issued to the successful unions for each sector and employer group, then you will begin paying dues and being represented by that new union.  If you are included in the Professional/Technical/Paramedical Sector in the new Shared Health or WRHA bargaining units, you will be an MAHCP member effective immediately once the new certificates are issued.

 

What about my collective bargaining agreement?

You will continue to be covered by your current collective bargaining agreement even after MAHCP becomes your union.  You will keep your current agreement, and MAHCP will protect your rights and benefits under that agreement, until a new one is negotiated and ratified by the membership.

 

When will negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement begin?

This remains unknown, but once the new bargaining unit certificates are issued, MAHCP will be lobbying the Provincial Government to get back to the negotiating table for our sector as soon as possible.

 

What about bargaining proposals?

MAHCP was well into our bargaining process for a new agreement when the Manitoba Government passed Bill 29, The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act.  Bargaining has been on hold for over two years because of Bill 29 and much has changed in that time.

Once the new certificates have been issued in the coming weeks, MAHCP will be tapping all our members, both current and new, for your input on new bargaining proposals.  MAHCP will also review bargaining proposals that were submitted two years ago to see which ones still apply and can be carried forward.

 

What are “receiving agreements”?

“Receiving agreement” is a term used in Bill 29 and refers to the collective agreement that will form the basis of negotiations with the Provincial Government once we get back to the table.  It will be the agreement of the successful union that covers the largest number of members within the new bargaining unit, as stipulated by Bill 29.

The Commissioner has not yet determined receiving agreements, but we are confident that for the new Shared Health Professional/Technical/Paramedical (PTP) bargaining unit, MAHCP’s receiving agreement is likely to be either our HSC or DSM agreement.

For the new WRHA PTP bargaining unit, MAHCP’s receiving agreement is likely to be our St. Boniface agreement.  All of our collective agreements are available on our website in both web and pdf formats: https://mahcp.ca/member-services/collective-agreements/

 

I will be new to MAHCP, how do I find out more about my new union?

Please visit www.mahcp.ca to learn more about MAHCP, our structure, our service model, our Constitution and our collective agreements.  Feel free to email info@mahcp.ca with additional questions, or contact us by phone at 204-772-0425 or toll free at 1-800-315-3331.

In addition, MAHCP President Bob Moroz and staff will be hitting the road as soon as possible once certificates are issued to meet our new members and to introduce MAHCP.  We look forward to meeting you soon.

Please continue to contact your current union for any labour relations matters until such time as new bargaining unit certificates are issued by the Commissioner.

MAHCP Wins Big in the Professional, Technical, Paramedical Sector

Winnipeg — The choice for Allied Health Care Professionals is clear: the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals (MAHCP) has been selected to represent the Professional, Technical, Paramedical (PTP) Sector in the new Shared Health and WRHA PTP Bargaining Units.

On behalf of MAHCP, President Bob Moroz wishes to thank everyone who supported us throughout the course of this campaign.

“We couldn’t have achieved this significant victory without the support of our members, our volunteers, our staff and all those Allied Health Care Professionals who voted for MAHCP,” said Moroz.

“Those who cast their votes for MAHCP wanted to be part of a union with a clear focus on Allied Health, a union with the expertise to fight for them. MAHCP has further solidified its reputation as the leader in member services and bargaining for our sector. We are One Strong Voice for Allied Health.”

The health care representation votes, mandated by the Pallister government, were held August 8 to 22, 2019, while the campaign period took place July 11 to August 7, 2019.

Over the next several weeks, MAHCP will be completing the transition of new members and preparing to get back to the bargaining table with the Manitoba Government.

MAHCP President Bob Moroz is available for interviews.  Media inquiries can be directed to Bernice Pontanilla, MAHCP Communications Officer, at bernice@mahcp.ca or 204-290-5829.

Visit mahcp.ca and onestrongvoice.ca for more information on our union and our successful campaign.

Your Vote Matters

Voting starts at noon today, and more and more we’re hearing that the choice for Professional, Technical and Paramedical Health Care Employees is clear. They’re voting MAHCP because Allied Health is our sole focus, and we are the leaders in member service and bargaining for our sector. For 50 years, MAHCP has been the voice of Allied Health in Manitoba.

They know that with MAHCP, you get:

Specialized expertise and better deals at the bargaining table

Better support in your workplace

A voice in your union

Leadership on issues important to Allied Health members and our patients

I talk to MAHCP members every day. Many are concerned about losing their voice in a big, bureaucratic union that doesn’t understand Allied Health. They’re worried about losing the specialized support they receive with MAHCP, and the gains we’ve made at the bargaining table.

We’ve also heard from members of other unions who are excited to join MAHCP because they know our reputation as the leader in member service and bargaining for our sector. They want to be part of a union with a clear focus on Allied Health, a union with the expertise to fight for them.

If you haven’t received your PIN and voting information in the mail, please contact the Voter Help Desk at 1-888-281-8683 ASAP. If they can’t help you, please let us know and we will step in. We want everyone to have a chance to vote.

If you already have your PIN, you can vote starting at noon today at www.hsu.isivote.com or by phone at 1-888-359-2301 (English) or 1-888-359-2302 (French).

MAHCP is proud to be the clear choice of Allied Health Professionals, and we are proud to serve our members.

With MAHCP, your voice matters, your vote matters. Vote MAHCP today!

In Solidarity,

Bob Moroz

MAHCP President

MAHCP – Better vacation language

 

The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is the best vote for Professional, Technical, Paramedical experts in Manitoba!

There’s a major difference between MAHCP and our competitors when it comes to vacation language: MAHCP has bargained language in days, not blocks. You earn your vacation in days, you take them in days.

Plus, as an MAHCP member, you keep every dime of your wages after regular dues are paid, even if you are deemed “essential services” during a strike. At our main competitor union, if their members are deemed essential in a strike, they have to give 30% of their wages to the strike fund – that’s not fair.

Here’s an example of another major difference: since MAHCP has a direct-service model, you don’t need to deal with a resource centre that will simply re-direct your calls. In fact, this begs the question, if our competitors have so many resources, why does it take them two to four years to resolve grievances?

This is the last couple days of site visits before the two-week voting period starts on August 8. MAHCP representatives will be at the following locations. Please stop by if you can!

 

Tuesday, August 6

– Nine Circles Community Health Centre, Boardroom 2, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre Ellice, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Portage District General Hospital, PDGH Classroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Arborg & District Health Centre, Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Kin Place Primary Health Centre – Oak Bank, Multipurpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– EMS Portage, EMS Station, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– Johnson Memorial Hospital in Gimli, Hospital Multipurpose Room A, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, August 7

– Access Transcona, Meeting Room 163, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

-Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Boardroom Second Floor, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Stonewall & District Health Centre, Multipurpose Room A, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Flin Flon General Hospital, Boardroom (4 Flr), 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Primary Care Flin Flon (including EMS), Conference Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Cranberry EMS, Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Selkirk Regional Health Centre, Public Meeting RM 1, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

MAHCP welcomes new LRO Cory Szczepanski

MAHCP is pleased to announce that Cory Szczepanski has joined our team as a Labour Relations Officer.

Cory is an experienced LRO, with 15 years in labour relations, who most recently worked with COPE in Saskatchewan. He’s also a three-term local president with the United Steelworkers.

A graduate of the Canadian Labour College in 2012, Cory has spent the last three years in Saskatchewan fighting a government-mandated bargaining scheme and standing up for public sector workers across the province in the battle to stop the privatization of Crown corporations.

However, his roots are in Manitoba: Cory has run for office in the Westman region and is a former president of the Brandon and District Labour Council.

MAHCP considers Cory’s vast labour relations knowledge to be an asset and we’re appreciative that he’s come on board in a time of upheaval in health care.

Cory has three beautiful children under the age of 10, and loves hunting and fishing in the great outdoors.

Join us for MAHCP’s ‘Get Out the Vote’ party!

The campaign period is quickly wrapping up, with voting set to start at 12 p.m. next Thursday, August 8. So many of our members have given freely of their time and energy to make our campaign a success. We want to keep up that momentum, and we want to thank you and all the volunteers who have made this campaign happen!

Please join us for MAHCP’s “Get Out the Vote and Volunteer Appreciation” event (poster attached):

When: Wednesday, August 7, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. – drop in when you can!

What: Fired Up Pizza Truck, Snacks and Refreshment

Where: MAHCP Office, 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. (outside, weather permitting)

Why: Thanking our members and volunteers for your support!

Please RSVP by this Friday, August 2, to info@mahcp.ca 

For those members not in Winnipeg, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Thank you all for your support.

 

Your MAHCP Team

 

 

MAHCP – Grievances resolved quicker

 

The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is the best vote for Professional, Technical, Paramedical experts in Manitoba!

We have a proven track record when it comes to fighting for our members at arbitration and we created the Grievance Investigation Process (GIP), a quicker and more efficient way to resolve grievances.

With the help of our in-house legal counsel, we’ve notched recent wins in arbitration cases involving wrongful terminations, overpayments, denial of union leave, unauthorized pay deductions and many more. Our legal counsel has taken arbitrations all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada – and won for our members.

For GIP cases, MAHCP members are not forced to have their grievances vetted through a committee in order for them to be brought forward. YOU deal directly with YOUR LRO.

This week, MAHCP representatives will be at the following locations. Please swing by if you can!

 

Monday, July 29

– St. Boniface Hospital, Main Floor Atrium, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Deer Lodge Centre, Auditorium on Main Floor, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Oak Lake EMS, Station meeting space, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Swan River Community Health, Swan Valley HC Boardroom #1, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Virden Health Centre/Virden Health Unit, Virden Health Unit Boardroom, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Tuesday, July 30

– Misericordia Health Centre, MHC Auditorium, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon NR Lecture Theatre, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, July 31

– HSC, across from the Tunnel Cafe, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. OR HSC Chown Conference Room FE019 below the Community Services Building (accessible by tunnel), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Victoria General Hospital, Outside Cafeteria, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Klinic Community Health Centre, Room B10, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Community Health & Social Services Centre, 755 Portage Ave. RM 110, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre 165 St. Mary’s Rd, Lower Level Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Boundary Trails Health Centre, Multipurpose Room, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 1

– Seven Oaks Hospital, Lower Level across from elevators, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Pan Am Clinic, Main floor hallway, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– EMS Ile Des Chenes, Ems Station, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Snow Lake EMS, Meeting Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Beausejour Health Centre, Multipurpose RM Side A, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– Snow Lake Health Centre, Boardroom, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Friday, August 2

– Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre 228 Maryland, Lower Level Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Ste. Anne Hospital, Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– EMS Kinosota Trails – Sandy Bay, EMS Station, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– St. Anthony’s General Hospital in The Pas, 1st Floor Conference Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Gladstone Health Centre, Multipurpose Room, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– The Pas EMS, Training Room, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– EMS Oak Bluff, EMS Station, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MAHCP – Bargaining Experts

 

The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is the best vote for Professional, Technical, Paramedical experts in Manitoba!

We are the recognized leader in negotiating contracts for our sector, and we have the same dues as all other health care unions. In fact, other unions had to lower their dues to match MAHCP’s.

When it comes to collective agreements, other unions have “Me-Too” clauses for achievements that MAHCP successfully bargained for our members. Other unions have followed in OUR footsteps, meaning that we’re the bargaining experts for our sector.

MAHCP’s union dues is 1.25% of gross and our Constitution states: only by a 2/3 vote of the Membership during a General Meeting can dues be altered. Our meetings are open to ALL members, not delegates-only. Other unions’ general meetings are delegate-only and have an automatic trigger to raise union dues.

This week, MAHCP representatives will be at the following locations. Please pop by if you can!

Monday, July 22

– Point Douglas Community Centre, St. Johns Leisure Centre, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Access Fort Garry, Room 160, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– EMS Portage, EMS Station, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Flin Flon General Hospital, Boardroom (4 Flr), 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Ste. Anne Hospital, Boardroom, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– Portage District General Hospital, PDGH Classroom, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23

– EMS Oak Bluff, EMS Station, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– The Pas EMS, Training Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– EMS Kinosota Trails, EMS Station, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– St. Anthony’s General Hospital in The Pas, 1st Floor Conference Room, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24

– Access Downtown, Main Floor Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Access St. Boniface/Centre de Sante, Room 378, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Gladstone Health Centre, Multipurpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Snow Lake Health Centre, Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 25

– Grace Hospital, Access Centre Education Rm 209, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Crocus Room, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Dauphin Community Health Services, Cafeteria Conference Room, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, July 26

– Concordia Hospital, Outside Cafeteria, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Riverview Health Centre, Thomas Sill Auditorium, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– TriLake Health Centre & Bayside PCH in Killarney, Multipurpose Boardroom – MPR Room, TriLake Centre, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Actionmarguerite Foyer Valade, Grey Nuns Boardroom

Physiotherapy Director candidates’ bios now available

We have two MAHCP members running for the office of Physiotherapy Director.

This election, which is being conducted in accordance to Article 7 of the MAHCP Constitution and is aimed at physiotherapy members, takes place Sept. 9 to 15 via electronic voting.

The bios of the two candidates are available by clicking on their names below (listed alphabetically by last name):

The results of this election will be formally announced at our MAHCP AGM in October.

Thank you!

 

MAHCP – Our focus is health care

 

The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is the best vote for Professional, Technical, Paramedical experts in Manitoba!

Our only focus is Allied Health Care Professionals and we’re the only union with a direct-service model.

This means that MAHCP specializes in knowing YOU and your workplaces. We don’t try to be all things to all sectors, we just focus on YOU in the health care sector.

MAHCP members can contact their Labour Relations Officer (LRO) directly – that’s very different than other unions. Our members don’t have to rely on workplace colleagues to handle their grievances or workplace issues – you go straight to our paid professionals.

This week, MAHCP representatives will be at the following locations. Please stop by if you can!

Monday, July 15

– Boniface Hospital, Main Floor Atrium, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Deer Lodge Centre, Auditorium on Main Floor, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Actionmarguerite St. Joseph’s, Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Klinic, Room B10, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– Dauphin Community Health Services, Cafeteria Conference Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16

– Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon NR Lecture Theatre, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Misericordia Health Centre, MHC Auditorium, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Virden Health Centre/Virden Health Unit, Virden HC Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Oak Lake EMS, Station meeting space, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17

– HSC, Planning Lab LA019, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– HSC, Chown Conference Room FE019 HSC Community Services Building, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Victoria General Hospital, Outside Cafeteria, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– TriLake Health Centre & Bayside PCH in Killarney, Multipurpose Boardroom – MPR Room, TriLake Centre, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 18

– Seven Oaks Hospital, Lower Level across from elevators, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Mount Carmel Clinic, Lower Level Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Beausejour Health Centre, Multipurpose RM Side A, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Johnson Memorial Hospital in Gimli, Hospital Multipurpose Room A, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Kin Place Primary Health Centre in Oak Bank, Multipurpose Room, 5 p.m. p.m. to 8 p.m.
– EMS Ile Des Chenes, EMS Station, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
– Arborg & District Health Centre, Boardroom, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, July 19

– Nor’West Co-op Community Health, Meeting Room 113, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Boundary Trails Health Centre, Multipurpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Pine Falls Hospital, Health Complex Multipurpose Room, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Selkirk Regional Health Centre, Public Meeting RM 3, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Thompson General Hospital, Multipurpose Room (BSMT of Admin Bldg), 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
– Stonewall & District Health Centre, Multipurpose Room A, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

One Strong Voice for Allied Health

Tomorrow, July 11, is the start of the four-week campaign period for health care representation votes that have been mandated by the Pallister government. Your vote is extremely important, as you will be choosing the union that will represent you at the bargaining table and in your workplace for the rest of your career.

For 50 years, the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals has been the voice of Professional, Technical and Paramedical health care employees in Manitoba. MAHCP will be one of several unions on your ballot, but we are the only union that is solely dedicated to Professional, Technical, Paramedical health care employees and we are by far the largest union representing our sector. MAHCP is the recognized leader in service and bargaining, and we think the choice is clear. We hope you take the time to research your options and make an informed decision.

Over the coming days, you will receive a package by mail where you’ll find more information on why MAHCP is the clear choice for our sector. Please contact us at any time for additional information, or to answer your questions: info@mahcp.ca.

We will also be visiting several sites every weekday over the four-week campaign period. This Thursday and Friday, we will be at the following sites (listed by site, room, time):

Thursday, July 11

  • Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Crocus Room, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Grace Hospital, Grace Hospital Auditorium, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Eden Mental Health Centre, Evergreen Classroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Actionmarguerite Foyer Valade, Grey Nuns Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday, July 12

  • Concordia Hospital, Outside Cafeteria, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Riverview Health Centre, Thomas Sill Auditorium, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Actionmarguerite St. Vital, Boardroom, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Neepawa District Memorial Hospital, Boardroom lower level, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please look for our email every Monday where we’ll announce site visits for that week. In the meantime, I welcome the opportunity to hear from you or answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out to me at bobm@mahcp.ca.

The voting period is August 8 to 22. During that time, please vote for One Strong Voice for Professional, Technical, Paramedical experts in Manitoba. Vote MAHCP.

In solidarity,

Bob Moroz, MAHCP President

Representation Votes Announced: August 8-22, 2019

This afternoon, MAHCP and other unions learned from Commissioner Robert Pruden that the representation votes resulting from Bill 29, the Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, will occur from August 8-22, 2019. Please read the Commissioner’s official announcement here.

The Commissioner confirmed that voting will take place online or by telephone during the voting period. Voting credentials will be sent to you via Canada Post. Your postal address will be provided by the Employer, not by MAHCP, so please ensure that you verify your current home mailing address with your individual Employer.

Immediately prior to the two-week voting period, there will be a four-week campaign period.

During the campaign period, unions will have access to facilities in order to reach voters directly. There will be no contact information shared with unions for those voters who are not already members of that union, so site access is an important step to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Please stay tuned to learn more about when MAHCP will be in or near your worksite. We know that MAHCP is the best choice for our Professional-Technical-Paramedical Sector, including Rural EMS.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@mahcp.ca or call the MAHCP office at 204-772-0425 or toll-free at 1-800-315-3331.  Please also visit onestrongvoice.ca.

We look forward to talking with you soon about this very important vote.

In solidarity,

Bob Moroz
President, MAHCP

 

 

Join MAHCP for the MB Filipino Fest Parade this Saturday

The parade for the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival is only days away and we’re looking for MAHCP members to join us this coming Saturday, June 8, 2019!

There’s no RSVP required: please look for our MAHCP vehicle at the marshalling area (Watson Street and Jefferson Ave. in Winnipeg), which will be decorated with flowers, flags and MAHCP banners.

We’re asking all members of our group to be there by 12:30 p.m. You’ll also get a free MAHCP T-shirt to wear in the parade at the MAHCP vehicle!

The parade gets underway at 1 p.m.

The 2019 edition of the Manitoba Filipino Street Festival, which takes place at the Maples Multiplex (434 Adsum Drive in Winnipeg) marks the eighth year of the event and it keeps getting bigger and bigger! According to festival organizers, last year’s event had an estimated turnout of 15,000 over the two days.

There will be entertainment at the main stage, 40 food vendors, and fireworks at 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, so it promises to be a good time.

See you there, MAHCP members!