Nelson House Nurses On Strike

Publish date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nurses working at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home in Nelson House went on strike today.

Outstanding issues include equity in salaries and premiums with other nurses covered by MNU agreements throughout Manitoba as well as retroactivity. Picket lines were set up this morning.

Negotiations broke down as a result of the Federal government not committing their share of funding for nurses. The Provincial government has committed its share of the funds required.

MNU President Sandi Mowat will be at the picket line this week.

“Nurses at Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home are dedicated to their residents and deliver excellent care in an extremely challenging environment. To say that these nurses who work in such a remote area of the province should be paid less that other Manitoba nurse is an injustice and demonstrates a lack of
respect for their contribution to the community.”

Mowat said that, hopefully, Federal representatives will ensure that the matter is resolved as quickly as possible.



In this photo: (L-R) Melanie Wastesicoot, Kim Chevillard, Leanne Anderson, Arlene Jobb




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