On September 22, 2021, the employees of the Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) ratified a four-year deal with several boosts to their contract.
The new contract includes:
- An 8% salary over the four-year contract with a front-loaded 2.5% increase in the first year.
- Increased health spending and an added lump sum amount in year 1.
- Increased severance, vision and tire allowance.
- Stronger contract language on vacation security, cancellation and medical leave.
- Overall process and language cleanup and the addition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation recognized as a statutory holiday.
“These members work so hard day in and day out to ensure our province’s nurses and their patients have the support they need,” says Union Negotiator Phil Kraychuk. “We revamped our past bargaining process and these outcomes show it paid off for our members.”
UFCW Local 832 represents the staff at the Manitoba Nurses Union, whose primary role is to protect and support nurses through collective bargaining, enforcing collective agreements, advocating for both nurses and their patients, and providing educational opportunities for their membership.