MUHC gets more time to make cuts
The MUHC is getting a little more time to make some big budget cuts.
It was supposed to deliver its plan for a balanced budget today to the government and now has until the end of March.
In the meantime, unions are worried that job cuts are inevitable.
Paul Thomas represents non-medical staff at the MUHC. He says everyone is stressed about the future.
"Now what we heard directly from the administration is they are getting ready to cut positions," he says, "and that is going to be very bad."
The MUHC will not say how they intend to make the $53-million in cuts until their plan is final.
Thomas says they waited too long to deal with this deficit and now workers are taking the fall.
"They should be targetting the problem because right now they are not, and the population is going to be affected by these cuts."