June 02, 2016
June 2, 2016: Nursing Homes bargaining update: ONA has released this media release that notes, in part, "Negotiations have abruptly broken down for more than 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 179 for-profit provincial nursing homes.
The Participating Nursing Homes employers shut down bargaining when they failed to table a monetary offer for wages and benefits, instead holding to a litany of takeaways and concessions including stripping the nurses of any form of job security and reducing benefits to minimal levels."
Read the full media release here.
Read a memo from Jean Kuehl, Chair of the Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team here (June 2, 2016)
May 26, 2016: The Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team completed the first week of bargaining May 16-20, 2016. Click here to read an update from Jean Kuehl, RN, Chair, Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team.
May 12, 2016: The Hospital contract is now in the Arbitrator's hands. An article -- published in the May 2016 Front Lines -- states in part that, "We expect the arbitrator’s decision, which is final and binding, to be issued sometime in June."
Please read the full article that was published in the May 2016 Front Lines here.
April 8, 2016: ONA has produced a document that outlines the items that are in dispute between ONA and the Ontario Hospital Association:
Document Download: Items in dispute before the Albertyn Board (posted April 11, 2016)
April 5, 2016: Cathryn Hoy, RN, Chair, Hospital Central Negotiating Team has written a notice regarding updates to Hospital Central bargaining. The notice states, in part: "ONA and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) concluded their interest arbitration hearing before Arbitrator Albertyn and nominees McIntyre and O’Byrne on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. If nothing else, OHA made it very clear they have no respect whatsoever for registered nurses (RNs) and seem intent on seeing our demise. We made it very clear to them that we will never let this happen."
Download and read the full notice in English or in French (March 31, 2016)
March 31, 2016: Jean Kuehl, RN, Chair, Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team has written a notice to introduce the NHCNT team and provide an update as the team prepares for bargaining. Click here to read the complete update.
March 24, 2016: Please watch this important update from ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, about central hospital bargaining with the Ontario Hospital Association:
February 12, 2016: Read ONA's media release regarding bargaining with the Ontario Hospital Association here. It states, in part: "Ontario nurses say enough is enough following three futile weeks of bargaining with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). Contract talks came to an abrupt halt when the OHA team made a final offer which would result in the gutting of our wages, benefits and job security."
January 29, 2016: Cathryn Hoy, RN, Chair, Hospital Central Negotiating Team has written a notice regarding updates to Hospital Central bargaining. The notice states, in part: "The Hospital Central Negotiating Team (HCNT) completed its second week of bargaining January 18-22, 2016. The team continued to focus on your priorities as identified in the Have-a-Say questionnaire. After 10 frustrating days of bargaining, there has been very little meaningful progress. The employers refuse to address many of the issues that you have identified as priorities. The team finds this completely unacceptable and we continue to advance your issues."
January 6, 2016: See who was elected to represent you on the Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team here.
November 20, 2015: The Hospital Central Negotiating Team (HCNT) completed its first round of bargaining from Nov. 9-13. Read who is on the HCNT, what happened at the first session, and when bargaining is to resume.
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