Manitoba government says deal with nurses will help in difficult times

Canadian Press, May 28, 2010 Winnipeg - The Manitoba government says it has reached an agreement with the Manitoba Nurses Union. Finance Minister Rosann Wowchuk says the deal will protect front-line health services while managing very difficult budgets over the next few years. Wowchuk says that will provide the government with necessary. short-term fiscal predictability while maintaining long-term sustainability. The 3 1/2 year deal will include no wage increases for two years but a one-time lump-sum payment of two per cent followed by a four per cent increase in year three. ... Manitoba