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The role of Local 10 is to provide information and support to our members. We also work jointly with our Employer to ensure the Collective Agreement is interpreted and implemented in accordance with its provisions.

Employment Security Notice Update – October 12, 2018

HSC MNU Local 10 has been advised that the following Units will be receiving deletion notices
* Mental Health PX2
* Mental Health PY2
* Mental Health PY3N
* Mental Health PY3S
* Med/Surgery RR6 – CRN only
* AAC Day Surgery & Medicine (MS3)
* Child Health ED
* Child Health CK5
* Child Health PICU
* Centralized Staffing Support
* Adult Dialysis Units

The following Units will have only Rotation changes with position selection only, no change to EFT allowed
* Adult OR
* Adult ED
* Women’s Health Antepartum WRS5

Joint Info Sessions will be held
October 16 0900, 1000 NA165
October 17 1630, 1730 NA165
October 18 0800, 0900, 1400, 1500, 1600 NA165
October 19 0800, 0900, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1400 NA165
October 22 0800, 0900, 1000, 1200, 1300, 1800 NA165

Please bring your questions and concerns to one of the above meetings

We anticipate the changes will be implemented no sooner than January 11, 2019

WRHA Phase II Changes at HSC update

To: Members of Health Sciences Centre MNU Local 10
From: Darlene Jackson, President & Lana Penner, Local 10 President
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018

Dear Members,
Following our last update, we have now received official 90-day notice from the employer (required under Memorandum of Understanding #9 in your Collective Agreement) outlining Phase II implementation at HSC. Information provided to MNU from HSC administration specifies the following:
“We have outlined the impacted areas below, accompanied by a brief description of the impact. We anticipate the changes will be implemented no sooner than January 11, 2019.
• Mental Health PX2 – Rotation Change
• Mental Health PY2 – Rotation Change
• Mental Health PY3N – Rotation Change
• Mental Health PY3S – Rotation Change
• Med/Surgery RR6 – CRN Reduction
• AAC Day Surgery & Medicine (MS3) – Rotation Change
• Adult OR – Rotation Change
• Adult ED – Rotation Change
• Child Health ED – Rotation Change
• Child Health CK5 – Rotation Change
• Child Health PICU – Rotation Change
• Women’s Health Antepartum Gynecology (WRS5) – Rotation Change
• Centralized Staffing Support – Rotation Change
• Adult Dialysis Units – Rotation Changes”
Though the original implementation date specified in the employer’s original presentation has been maintained, key dates for the employment security process have been extended. Nurses in affected units should anticipate meaningful consultation on rotation changes to begin next week, with individual deletion notices expected in mid-October and selection meetings to be scheduled in early November.
A memo issued by HSC yesterday also indicates that changes in Adult Emergency, Adult OR, and Women’s Inpatient Unit (WRS5) may be more limited to a master rotation change (averting the need for the full employment security process) pending the outcome of the meaningful consultation process.
MNU has repeatedly voiced our opposition to these system-wide changes. To date, the region has failed to demonstrate how these changes will improve the quality of patient care. If it were up to us, Phase II would stop and nurses would have real input into any further changes in the region. Phase I was rushed, chaotic, and in several areas resulted in serious disruption of both access to and quality of care that our patients receive. Many nurses at HSC and other facilities continue to face overcrowding and unmanageable workloads, along with a heavy reliance on overtime to fill the staffing gaps created by the restructuring.
MNU will continue to lobby the government to reconsider these cuts and changes, at the very least to slow the process and consult meaningfully with frontline nurses.
MNU will continue to share information with affected nurses as soon as we have it. We will also work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected and the provisions of your collective agreement are fully enforced.
We also encourage nurses to speak out in an appropriate, professional manner. We recently launched a new petition to government. Visit to add your name, and share with your friends and family.
If you wish to further your advocacy efforts, there are more ways to get involved. Visit for a list of ways you can take immediate, simple actions that can make a real difference collectively.
If you have questions or concerns, I strongly encourage you to connect with your ward representative or a member of your MNU Local 10 executive.
Thank you for your commitment to delivering the best possible care to your patients, even in these uncertain times.
Darlene Jackson
Manitoba Nurses Union

Lana Penner
Local 10 President
Manitoba Nurses Union

Presidents HSC Tour

Local President Lana Penner and Provincial President Darlene Jackson have recently participated in a facilities wide tour combined with a meet and greet at the General Centre.
Due to some unanticipated challenges, we were not able to fully complete the walking tour missing most of the General Centre Units. We do plan to reschedule another date in the near future to ensure that we included as many units; areas as possible.
It was a great experience for Darlene and she relished the opportunity to view our Units, and meet and speak with a number of our Local members.
What we noted, no matter which area or unit was the frenzied constant activity.
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to your patients and profession.
You are all valued!!!!
We would also thank each member that took the time to speak with us and we do look forward to future interactions in the days and months ahead.
In Solidarity,
Lana Penner



Rally at the Legislative Building

PUT PATIENTS FIRST! Now, more than ever before, it is important we speak out against health care cuts. Together we are louder and stronger — we will make our voices heard!

Posted by Manitoba Nurses Union on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

TEAM MNU walks for Lace up for Diabetes

Big thanks to Team MNU for coming out to Diabetes Canada’s Lace Up for Diabetes on a windy morning! We are proud to support this important cause.


The MNU Local 10 AGM was held March 15th, 2018 at the Victoria Inn. Fifty five (55) voting members were in attendance plus six (6) guests. Guest speaker Sandi Mowat was presented with flowers and a “rubber chicken” dinner, as the Local honoured her on her retirement. Sandi has been a Local 10 member for over 35 years.

August 22nd, 2017 – CHANGES AT HSC

In accordance with Memorandum of Understanding #9, the Employer has provided MNU with 90-day notice for the Health Sciences Centre.The following areas will be impacted….

The Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28) and The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (Bill 29)

What does this bill do?
What happens when our current agreement expires?
Does the bill affect pensions or pre-retirement leave?
How is MNU responding?
When does the bill come into effect?
How does it affect nurses?
What are representation votes?


Since April 2013, our members have experienced significant errors with the new payroll system. It is your responsibility to ensure your paystubs are accurate. Please check them regularly.

If a nurse has a question about his/her pay statement and, in particular, THE MNU DUES deduction observed in pay period 23, please contact: HR Shared Services at (204)940-8500 (Option #5)

If the Local can be of assistance please email us at or call 204-783-4338




MNU Local 10 Executive will be delivering the new forms to all Units. If you do not receive yours, or you require more, please contact the Local 10 office at 204-783-4338. If required, Educational sessions can be arranged for on the Units by calling the Local 10 office at 204-783-4338.
Quick Facts On Form Changes…..
Workload Staffing Problem-Solving Process…..
The How to…….

MNU President Darlene Jackson Responds to Phase II Position Deletions

The following statement was provided by MNU President Darlene Jackson on September 11…..


As the provincial government continues its program of health care cuts and changes throughout Manitoba, MNU is providing updates as new information is made available. Subscribe to The Pulse – MNU’s weekly newsletter – to get all the latest news by contacting MNU’s membership department at

Rural Update

The provincial government appears to be planning significant consolidation of health care services in rural regions. However, the details largely remain secret, as no official announcement has been made outlining which facilities may be affected.

Shared Health – a newly created provincial organization – is currently reviewing regional proposals for health care consolidation. Already, Prairie Mountain Health has overseen the closure of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) stations which has caused public backlash. However, it’s unclear what further changes will be implemented, or what impact they may have.

In June, the provincial government released its “Health Care Transformation” blueprint, which outlined in broad policy terms what goals and objectives it hopes to achieve provincewide. However, specific consolidation plans were not disclosed; the announcement appeared to serve as a stop-gap for delaying the revelation of new information to potentially impacted communities and stakeholders.

WRHA Update

After several months of delay, the provincial government and WRHA finally released its timeline for Phase II of its health care transformation plan on May 31, 2018. Unfortunately, the plan still calls for major cuts and changes, including the closure of the Concordia and Seven Oaks Emergency Rooms. Some changes including mental health consolidation are scheduled to go ahead in the fall of 2018 but most major changes have been pushed to spring and fall of 2019 respectively. A list of changes as provided by the WRHA is provided at the end of this article.

Two weeks after revealing its Phase II timelines, the WRHA and provincial government announced that the Concordia Emergency Department will be converted into a “connected care” walk-in clinic, which will open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. As a result, the WRHA anticipates the facility will serve “up to half” as many patients as the facility currently does. This is by definition a half-measure that will dramatically reduce care options for the facility’s catchment area and the surrounding communities.

Changes to staffing levels at affected facilities have not yet been announced. The employer is required to provide notice of 90 days in advance of initiating an employment security process.[WP2] As soon as notice is provided, MNU will communicate to affected members.

If Phase II continues as planned, it would follow the closure of the Mature Women’s Health Centre, four Quick Care Clinics, the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre, and the Corydon Primary Care Centre. In addition, Victoria Hospital has lost vital services including their Emergency Room and ICU, while HSC nursing positions including Clinical Nurse Specialists in the Trauma and Burn units, IV specialists, and lactation consultants have been cut.

MNU will continue to oppose these cuts and changes publicly by lobbying the government and the region to reconsider this initiative and will continue to ensure that nurses’ rights are protected and the provisions of the collective agreement are respected.

Phase II changes as provided by WRHA:

Concordia Hospital
•Will continue its role with orthopedic surgery.
•ED closes June 2019.
•Inpatient care will focus on community hospital medicine and rehabilitation. (sub-acute).
•Post Acute Neurosurgical Unit moves to Concordia.

Grace Hospital
•The new emergency department opened May 29 is triple the size and will accommodate nearly double the number of patients as the old department each year.
•Mental Health: will move from Grace and Seven Oaks Hospitals into HSC, St. Boniface and Victoria late fall/early winter.
•Increase in surgical activity including orthopedic trauma in January 2019.

Health Sciences Centre
•HSC will continue to focus on providing trauma burns and neurosurgery specialty care to the most seriously ill and injured patients in our province.
•Intensive care (ICU): HSC will expand to accommodate services previously at Concordia and Seven Oaks August, 2019.
•Mental Health: will be concentrated at HSC, St. Boniface and Victoria hospitals fall/winter 2018/19.
•Surgery program activity will increase.

Seven Oaks Hospital
•Emergency: Seven Oaks converts to Urgent Care in September 2019.
•ICU: services shift out of Seven Oaks to HSC.
•Medicine: Seven Oaks converts to community hospital medicine and transitional care. (sub-acute).
•Rehabilitation and Geriatric services continue.
•Surgery: shifts from Seven Oaks to other sites in January 2019.
•Mental Health: consolidates Seven Oaks into HSC, St. Boniface and Victoria.
•Continues to play an important role in Renal Care
•Endoscopy: exploring options to expand.

St. Boniface Hospital
•Emergency: St. Boniface emergency department requires a number of upgrades to keep its design and function in line with the other acute sites. Majority of improvements completed June 2019 with final completion by October 2019.
•ICU: intensive care expansion (ICMS)
•Mental Health: consolidates from Grace and Seven Oaks into St. Boniface, HSC and Victoria in fall/winter 2018.
•Cardiac bed expansion summer 2019.

Victoria Hospital
•Mental Health: consolidates from Grace and Seven Oaks into Victoria, HSC and St. Boniface fall/early winter.
•In order for Victoria to welcome its new role in the mental health program, renovations are underway within the facility with an anticipated occupancy and move-in this fall/early winter.
•Continue with Day Surgery program.
•Shift to Urgent Care has been successful.
•Transitional Care will be converted to community hospital care (sub-acute)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Article Misrepresents Nurses’ Concerns

As Published in the Winnipeg Sun June 4th, 2018….

WEAR WHITE ON WEDNESDAY CAMPAIGN, To Continue To Raise Awareness About The Cuts to Health Care And To Stand Up For Safe Patient Care



PICU In White


2018 Bargaining Update MAR 6, 2018



On behalf of the Manitoba Nurses Union, thank you for your many years of dedicated service to Health Sciences Centre 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 55 Years of Service…..

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder


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Reminder to all nurses

Please check your pay stubs regularly. With the new payroll system we have had many issues and errors including overpayment and underpayments. It is your responsibility to check and ensure the stub is correct. There are time lines outlined in the Collective Agreement that must be adhered to in terms of recouping losses on both sides. Seniority hours, Vacation Entitlements and Pension Benefits can be affected by errors. Please ensure accuracy of your pay statements.


Be sure to ask the mandator these questions
• Confirm the person who is mandating you is out of scope, ie, Supervisor, Manager, NOT CRN or timekeeper
• Confirm that you are being mandated and for what length of time
– Determine if you are physically/mentally able
– Remember you will have to prove/justify inability
• Confirm/question that all avenues have been exhausted
– Anticipated or unanticipated need?
– No ability to redistribute resources?
– Already offered as voluntary overtime to appropriate personnel?
Please complete Notification to Union of Mandatory Overtime Form and forward to Local 10 office
For additional information please look under “MEMBERS” Heading, for drop down “Mandatory Overtime”




Missing entitled break time, stealing time from the Employer…..



From: Sandi Mowat, President
Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Re: Exercise caution when posting on social media

Members across the province are experiencing the first-hand effects of the government cuts to front line health care services. Understandably, this is leading to frustration and anger.
We must caution you to please be mindful of what you post on social media. The repercussions from “speaking your mind” on social media can be far-reaching. It can result in disciplinary action. In extreme cases, it can lead to termination by the employer or the revoking of your license by the College.
We encourage you to contact the MNU provincial office if you have any questions or concerns. In the meantime, please read our article Exercising Caution when posting on Social Media

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