Manitoba citizens working in the health care sector have finally received a final offer package from the provinces government. Thousands of health care works have been threatening to strike for the last five weeks if the government weren’t to provide them with a plan this year. These threats came after two years of not receiving any plan of any kind. These union based employee’s put their signs up & walked their cities on Monday January 25th, 2016. Hours later they received an hour, declined that offer and then a day later received another. They yet another declined that offer, it was then that the government gave them a final offer. These employees are said to accept it.
Three thousand employees are represented by the “Members of the Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals”, which is a union which represents all health care employees. Those employees include physiotherapists, radiology technologists, MRI Technologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, CT Technologists, respiratory therapists, hospice care works, social works and dozens of other professions which are based in the health care profession.
There are many whom are bashing these health care works, citizens of Canada have seemed to be consistently bashing public service workers for their constant demands of receiving more money in their line of duty. These citizens defence would be that these employees are working a public service career, it is a job which is meant to be a service. Countries all around the globe understand this, it’s why their paid an average wage just like anyone else. Canada is one of the few countries which over-pays their public service workers & it’s causing for major deficits in the yearly budget for provinces.