In my last update, I neglected to include the details that are specific to our members in the NRHA and for that I would like to apologize. It was not at all our intention to leave the impression that you are any less critical than those in other parts of the province.
I understand that the new salaries have appeared at least on some members’ pay statement this week. I have also just confirmed that the NRHA has a “goal” date of June 30, 2016, for retroactive payments.
One of the issues that resulted in the relatively long time for this region to implement these new scales is that in the past few years there have been a number of position name changes and combinations in your region. This certainly required a fair amount of work to ensure that these changes are accurately reflected in the new scales.
MAHCP will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that our members receive the negotiated salary increases and retro that were earned through the collective bargaining process.