On March 12 a delegation of Local 5430 members from across the province hand-delivered more than 2,000 individually signed postcards to the office of Minister of Health Jim Reiter.

The postcards demand a fair and reasonable pay increase for health care workers, not a 3.5% wage rollback.

The delivery of postcards to the minister's office coincided with the first day of the new legislative session and as parties return to the bargaining table in health care.

The delegation of 5430 members also met with opposition Health Critic Danielle Chartier and Labour Critic Nicole Rancourt to discuss the seriousness of short-staffing, workload, workplace violence, resident care, and retention and recruitment of staff in health care.