Manitoba home care workers reach new tentative deal after years of bargaining

By on August 20, 2015

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WINNIPEG – Manitoba home care workers have a new tentative contract.

The deal between the Manitoba Government and General Employees Union and employers follows nearly two years of bargaining.

Details of the agreement were not released.

Contract talks focused on working conditions, wages and benefits.

The union says the deal affects 4,800 workers and will be subject to a ratification vote.

Union president Michelle Gawronsky says the tentative agreement is a relief.

“We know home care clients and their families place a great deal of value on the work we do,” she said Wednesday.