Nurses union files labour complaint over French requirement

CBC News, August 1, 2006 The Manitoba Nurses' Union has filed unfair labour practice charges with the Manitoba Labour Board over the imposition of French language requirements at a Winnipeg hospital. Some nurses who work at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg's French quarter have been told they will have to speak French to work in certain areas, Maureen Hancharyk, president of the nurses union, said Tuesday. Hancharyk said the language qualifications will affect nurses who have years of experience and are otherwise qualified. ... Nurses