April 20, 2024

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B.C. midwives and the province have ratified a brand new three-year, wage-increasing settlement with the overwhelming assist of health-care employees.

The brand new deal features a collection of charge will increase and measures that the province says will present extra helps for Indigenous midwifery.

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A vote amongst members of the Midwives Affiliation of B.C. on July 31 garnered 99 per cent assist for the settlement, with 89 per cent of eligible affiliation members participating within the poll.

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The settlement is retroactive to April 2022 and runs till March 2025.

Charges enhance by 3.24 per cent, 6.75 per cent, and two per cent over the course of the deal.

Well being Minister Adrian Dix says the settlement can be “transformative” in serving to the career develop.

Lehe Spiegelman, co-chair of the midwives affiliation, says in a information launch that the deal will enable midwives to concentrate on maternity care in B.C., which she says has the best charge of midwifery-involved births within the nation.

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