Since the government’s announcement earlier this month, we have heard from many MNU members that the current incentives do not address certain significant areas of nursing and nursing needs.
We know that we have well over 2,000 vacant nursing positions currently in our province. As our President Darlene Jackson has clearly stated, these new incentives are “a positive first step,” but more needs to be done in order to ensure effective and comprehensive measures are in place to properly address our dire nursing shortage in Manitoba.
For those of you that wish to send your concerns to the Health Minister, the Premier, and your MLA, please check behind the MNU Portal for some suggested templates that might assist you in drafting your concerns and communication.
For members who have not yet accessed the MNU Portal, you will need to first create an account and password. Please visit https://portal.manitobanurses.ca/ then click Sign Up Now. You will use your MNU ID number.
If you require a password reset, you can find the link on the Member Portal sign in page. Please note that you must already have an email address on file in order to reset your password.
If you require further assistance, contact the Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manitoba Government held a press conference November 10th, 2022 to announce incentives for nurses holding positions with Central table…..
‘Channel Your Inner CouRAGE’ not only speaks to the gravity of the situation nurses currently find themselves in, but to the advocacy for both nurse and patient safety. Nurses have shown incredible courage during the COVID-19 pandemic on a multitude of levels. The capitalization of ‘RAGE’ is meant to highlight the dissatisfaction with the provincial government’s health care reforms, pandemic response and of course, four years without a collective agreement.
All T-shirts are $25 each and are available in crew and V-neck styles, available in three colours (white, charcoal and black), and come in various sizes. The white V-neck is a women’s fit, while the charcoal and black crew necks are a unisex fit.
To place an order email the Local 10 with your information: Name, crew or V neck style, size and colour.
As you may be aware, many MNU members are now required to sign a declaration for COVID-19 self-screening, prior to reporting to work. We are advising members that have yet to sign the self-assessment declaration to include the following note:
“I AM SIGNING THIS UNDER DURESS AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO MY RIGHTS UNDER THE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT.”
A Message To Fellow Nurses At HSC
We have been called Heroes and there have been parades of recognition.
Children want NURSE action figures!
The Pandemic has highlighted the work nurses do – the risks we take to provide care, the challenges of providing care in difficult circumstances.
Ultimately we are human beings doing our best in uncertain times and situations.
We ask only for respect, honesty, and recognition for the difficult work we do and the sacrifices we make to do it.
These are unusual circumstances and times. It isn’t a time for real celebrations, but it is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife as well as Nursing Week, so please recognize one another with a smile (under your mask) a kind word or gesture, perhaps a nod of understanding – but take a moment to know that the world is truly a better place because all of you are in it doing what you do.
Thanks for everything you do now and always!
Your Local 10 MNU President
Following weeks of delay, the Pallister government today announced the terms of the new ‘Risk Recognition’ Program. Despite what was announced, it appears that the vast majority of Manitoba’s nurses will not be included in the program.
All nursing classifications are listed as eligible, however, the criteria and income thresholds set by the government exclude the vast majority of nurses. Only a small number of part-time LPNs appear to be eligible, and only if they work significantly less than full time. All RNs, RPNs, NPs, and all full-time nurses appear to be completely shut out.