Raises ordered for nurses

CEO warns of layoffs. Monica Wolfson, Windsor Star, November 10, 2010 A hospital executive's prediction is coming eerily true. For weeks Windsor Regional CEO David Musyj has warned that arbitrators would disregard a provincial call for wage freezes and continue to give health care workers pay increases despite the province's $19 billion budget deficit. On Tuesday arbitrator Kevin Burkett awarded a two per cent annual pay increase to maintenance and housekeeping workers at 39 provincial hospitals, although Windsor Regional has no workers in the bargaining unit. Burkett found the government's goal of a wage freeze for nurses and teachers was not binding ... Raises