Mowat speaks about bargaining

Publish date: Thursday, March 07, 2013

Bargaining

MNU President

Sandi Mowat

Union news

MNU president Sandi Mowat spoke about the upcoming contract negotiations on CJOB news. "I think it's going to be a tough round of negotiations," Mowat said.



While the province has negotiated wage freezes with several of its unions, Mowat said that it's time for nurses' wages to change.

"We really need to do what we have to do to keep nurses in this province, because we do still have a nursing shortage," she said.

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information's Regulated Nurses: Canadian Trends, 2006-2010, 23 per cent (23%) of the nurses who graduated in Manitoba, who were employed in Canada as nurses in 2010, were working in another province.

MNU's four-year agreement with the province expires at the end of the month, but Mowat does not expect negotiations with the province to start until late spring.

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