WINNIPEG — The majority of Manitoba’s health care professionals have voted overwhelmingly to strike.
Members of the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals voted 88 percent in favour of strike action on Tuesday evening. Negotiations with the province for a new collective agreement are continuing.
“By giving our bargaining committee a strong mandate, our members have sent an equally strong message that we are beyond frustrated and no longer have the patience for further delays at the bargaining table,” said MAHCP president Bob Moroz.
Bargaining dates have been added for later this month, November and early December.
The central table bargaining unit of the MAHCP includes staff at several major hospitals and clinics in Winnipeg and in northern Manitoba communities.
MAHCP represents approximately 4,000 health care professionals in more than 160 disciplines.