Dear MAHCP members,
It’s been another trying week as the COVID-19 pandemic hits home here in Manitoba.
I want to share with you the joint statement issued today by MAHCP and the Manitoba Nurses Union.
We felt this statement was necessary in response to a truly insulting letter we received yesterday from Health Minister Cameron Friesen. Please click here to read it.
I suspect the Premier shares Minister Friesen’s sentiments. When asked today at a press conference why health care workers on mandated self-isolation are being asked to use their own sick time and vacation time, the Premier called your benefits “generous” and said “this isn’t the time for unions to try to advocate for additional non-existing benefits.”
There is no more important time than now to be fighting for the protections and supports you deserve, and we will continue to do so.
Please stay safe and let us know how we can help.
Bob Moroz, MAHCP President