N.L. doctors respond to pay offer
The association representing Newfoundland and Labrador's doctors have officially responded to last week's contract offer from the provincial government.
In a letter obtained by CBC, the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA)asked for numerous points of clarification from provincial Finance Minister Tom Marshall.
The physician's association wants to know what the province means when it offered the province's more than 1100 licenced physicians pay that is "approximately 98-percent of Atlantic parity."
Doctors are also asking for clarity on government's proposals on fee-for-service inequities, emergency services and incentives for rural doctors.
The NLMA said it is now waiting for the government's response.
The doctor's most recent four-year contract expired last fall.
Physicians say the province must significantly increase the amount it pays them if it wants to recruit and retain doctors.