Bill 29, also known as The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, was introduced by the Manitoba Government in 2017 to reduce the number of bargaining units and collective agreements in the healthcare sector from 190 to 36.
Voting will take place from August 8th at noon until August 22nd at noon.
Voting will be electronic though computer, mobile, or touch-tone telephone, and will remain anonymous. You will have received a voting package containing instructions and a PIN (Personal Identification Number) at your home address from the commissioner's office.
If you did not receive your PIN or you have lost it, please call the Voter Help Desk at 1-888-281-8683
Voting is available 24/7 and the process is completely confidential. It is crucial that you do not share your PIN or let anyone place your vote for you.
What do these votes mean?
By law, healthcare workers must vote for the union of their choosing. Each of the 1250 unionized classifications will be sorted into a new combined bargaining unit. This includes all individuals who work in publicly funded hospitals and healthcare facilities. The union that receives the most votes in each bargaining unit will be named the group’s union.
Your choice will have a permanent impact on how well you’re represented and the future bargaining in your sector. Though we at OE987 are not in favour of this vote, as we believe it is a needless interruption for the healthcare sector, we are working hard to spread the word that OE987 supports healthcare workers, and we are a strong union that cares about you.