WINNIPEG - Manitoba nurses have ratified a new deal after going more than four years without a contract.
Their union says the seven year agreement which expires in 2024 includes about 10 per cent more pay. It also protects members from very long hours and standby.
President Darlene Jackson says this is huge, especially for nurses who are close to retirement, as they may now stick around for a while longer.
Premier Kelvin Goertzen and health minister Audrey Gordon both welcome the news and thank the province's nurses for their hard work throughout the pandemic.