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Manitoba health care professionals preparing for possible strike

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is starting a series of information picket sessions. File/Getty Images

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals is starting a series of information pickets this week.

The union represents more than 4,000 health workers in Manitoba and hasn’t had a contract since March 2014, when the last one expired.

The sessions hospitals across the province will preview what it will be if the group goes on strike.

The union said their bargaining committee is negotiating with province this week and has set a tentative deadline of January 31.

The first session will be at Cancer Care Manitoba and the just outside the Health Sciences Centre at 11:00 a.m. Monday.

The Strike Readiness Committee is also considering information pickets in Seven Oaks, Thompson and Brandon.

Some of the union members working in more than 150 health fields include paramedics, pharmacists and social workers.

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