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In addition, the Manitoba nurses union's contract calls for a further increase effective October 1, 2008, to be determined by an independent arbitrator to ensure Manitoba nurses are in fourth place in Canada in terms of wages. (Alberta is the highest, followed by Ontario, and BC. For RNs. Historically Alberta has underpaid LPNs)
I understand that Saskatchewan just received good increase which puts them ahead of Manitoba, so there should be another increase in Manitoba this fall.
By any chance did you click on the link for collective agreements? MNU bargains for both LPN and RN contracts. The wages and benefits are easy to find, took me less than 30 seconds. General duty nurses are Nurse IIs, assistant head nurses and educators are Nurses IIIs. Their wages are listed directly below the LPNs. To make it easy for you: http://www.nursesunion.mb.ca/what-we...ge-scales.html
They will be getting a 4.5% raise October 1, 2008. There are separate wages for nurses working in northern Manitoba, which you can also look at on the MNU site.