03/21/2016 23:10 EDT | Updated 03/22/2017 01:12 EDT

Midwives in Manitoba vote to accept new contract after new offer presented

WINNIPEG — Midwives in Winnipeg have voted to accept a new contract agreement with the province.

Earlier this month, the midwives represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2348 rejected an offer from their employer, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

The union then met with a representative from the province on March 17 to hear a new offer.

The union says the new deal will put midwives in the city on a more equal footing with other jurisdictions, making it easier to keep trained midwives here.

CUPE national representative Sheree Capar says there is a growing demand from Manitoba families for midwives.

(CTV Winnipeg)


The Canadian Press