Government announces incentives for CUPE and AAHP healthcare employees
There will be several short-term incentives for frontline healthcare workers represented by CUPE and AAHP.
The new incentives include a retention bonus that will be available to identified CUPE and AAHP members, targeted to areas where there is an identified retention and recruitment challenge, for a return-in-service commitment.
For applicable retired healthcare providers, licensing fees will be paid for those who wish to return to work and there will be a reimbursement of licensing fees.
For areas where there is an identified retention and recruitment challenge, there will be double rate over time. This will apply until January 31, 2023. It will reduce delays in filling schedules and also should reduce the number of mandated and extended shifts.
The Regional Health Authorities will be reaching out to eligible employees in the next week with further details.
These measures are designed to help address the recruitment and retention issues in the province.