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President’s Update on Shared Health

Dear Fellow MAHCP Members,

More change is coming for those members who will be transitioning to Shared Health.  MAHCP has been advised by the employer that the following groups will be affected by this transition:

– All Health Sciences Centre (HSC) employees

– All WRHA Diagnostic Imaging employees including Cardiology and Echocardiology

– EMS province-wide (except city Paramedics in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thompson)

– Corporate/Regional Services including Patient Transport Program, Tissue Bank and Breast Health employees (NOTE: BreastCheck will remain with CancerCare Manitoba and will not be affected)

Beginning this week, affected members will receive a letter from their new employer, welcoming you to Shared Health with rollout beginning April 5, 2019.  MAHCP has worked to ensure that as you move to Shared Health, you will remain under the same collective agreement and your wages and all entitlements including seniority, retirement benefits and vacation will stay with you.  The main difference you will see is that your pay cheque will come from Shared Health.  We also successfully pressed the employer to make sure that if you have the opportunity to apply for an open position and remain with your current employer, you will have the right to do so.

MAHCP has been advised that these “welcome” letters will be distributed to affected employees at in-person meetings beginning this week.  We expect these meetings to be organized on short notice and I will attend as many as I can personally along with our Labour Relations Officers.

MAHCP recognizes that this transition to a new employer can create confusion.  We know your focus is on your patients, and I want to emphasize once again that we are there for you every step of the way to support you and to fight for you throughout this process.  As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at info@mahcp.ca or directly to me at bobm@mahcp.ca.

In solidarity,

Bob Moroz, MAHCP President