Sunday, March 15, 2009

Strike ends at Brandon Medical Clinic

Good to see a strike end with an agreement by both parties rather than being forced back to work. I will be able to arrange an appointment for a checkup when I get back from the Philippines the end of March. The thirty plus temperature here takes a bit getting used to. No doubt the snow will still be on the ground when we return!

Strike ends at Brandon medical clinic
Last Updated: Friday, March 13, 2009 | 11:06 AM CT Comments7Recommend2
CBC News

The strike at one of Brandon's largest private medical clinics is over.

The Brandon Clinic Medical Corporation and the union representing its 57 striking support workers have reached a new three-year collective agreement that provides for a six per cent wage increase this year, and four per cent for the following two years.

Temporary workers have been keeping the clinic open since staff hit the picket line in mid-February.

The clinic issued a news release Friday stating staff will be back at work on Monday.

The unionized members, whose duties include clerical work, greeting the public and assisting in setting up appointments, escorting clients to meet doctors and cleaning the facilities, had been seeking wage increases of seven per cent while the company was offering four per cent.

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