MAHCP is immensely proud of the work done by the membership we serve, which is why we continue to raise awareness surrounding the health care issues that directly affect the work you do and, as a result, the well-being of our province.
To this end, we have invested in a province-wide, integrated marketing campaign that includes digital ads, television, theatre previews, billboards and a feature website landing page focused on educating and rallying Manitobans for their ongoing support of our cause.
The campaign message revolves around the fact that health care is a common good that needs to be invested in appropriately, and when budgets and support are reduced, the level of care can dip to unacceptable levels.
We want the Government of Manitoba to recognize your skills and sacrifice as something they should not take for granted. As people they rely on daily, our hard-working members deserve the public’s support to ensure we always have what we need, to effectively deliver what they need — regardless of which government is in charge.
Those who respond to the ads will be directed to our landing page where they will be asked to sign a letter to their MLA, urging them to ensure healthcare budgets remain at an acceptable level.
As always, we wanted you, our members, to hear about all this first, and first-hand, which is why we value your willingness to remain engaged with us via email. If you have any questions or concerns about this campaign, or anything we do, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Our hope is that you will continue to value the work we do on your behalf, and that you will share this campaign message with your own friends and family — because we are stronger together.
Health Minister Cameron Friesen told media that doctors will also be subject to Bill 28, the Pallister government's wage capping bill, that MAHCP and other unions are fighting in court. Here's an excerpt:
A four-year contract between the province and Doctors Manitoba, the physicians' bargaining agent, is set to expire March 31.
Friesen told the Free Press Tuesday doctors will be expected to abide by a government policy that all public-sector workers undergo pay freezes for two years, followed by increases no greater than 0.75 per cent in the third year and one per cent in Year 4 of any collective agreement.
The legislative assembly passed Bill 28 to implement the government's public-sector pay regime in 2017. Doctors were included within the provisions of the bill. But the Progressive Conservatives have yet to proclaim it, so it is not yet law.
A coalition of 25 labour unions — not including Doctors Manitoba — is fighting the bill in the courts. A hearing is set to begin in November.
Manitoba's nearly 3,000 doctors will have to do their part to help the province overcome a stubbornly high operating deficit, Health Minister Cameron Friesen says. A four-year contract between the pro...
MAHCP's own Michael Kleiman has been chosen as the Ironman Outdoor Curling Bonspiel's honouree, and he's challenging all MAHCP members to donate to this event for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Right now we're the top fundraising team! Please see this link for more information:
Nurses at the hemodialysis unit at St. Boniface Hospital have penned a letter voicing concerns over what they are calling a “very unsafe” situation for both patients and nurses.
The letter, which the provincial opposition NDP supplied the media with on Tuesday, says nurses in the hemodialysis unit are being required to be on call at in the peritoneal dialysis unit “for which we have little to no formal training or experience.”
“We have repeatedly asked our manager and director for a meeting to allow us to discuss our concerns and to come to a consensus for a way to move forward in this situation,” the letter, signed by 37 nurses, said. “Up to this point, those requests have been ignored.”