October 20, 2016
October 20, 2016: The Nursing Homes Sector meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Toronto. Please register no later than October 27. For full meeting details and registration information select the English or French meeting notice below.
Document Download: Notice of Meeting - Nursing Homes Sector
Document Download: Avis de convocation à une reunion - secteur des maisons de retraite
We ask that Local Coordinators connect with all their Nursing Homes Bargaining Unit Presidents ASAP. They will need to immediately arrange time off for November 1. If there are any issues, please notify their LRO who will assist.
Who can attend: Bargaining Unit Presidents from Participating Nursing Homes and Non-Participating Nursing Homes, Local Coordinators and Observers (up to 8 from each Chartered Local Association, if local budgeting allows), in accordance with Article 6.23 of the Constitution. If you have any problems obtaining time off from your employer, please contact your Labour Relations Officer.
If you require accommodations, a block of guest rooms has been reserved until October 27 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto. To reserve your room online, click on the following link or type the address into a web browser: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/OJ28AA.
ADMISSION IS BY A VALID ONA MEMBERSHIP CARD ONLY. THIS IS A NON-VOTING MEETING.
Bargaining Unit Presidents are being requested to schedule their ratification meetings for November 2, 3 or 4 between 2 and 4 p.m. Please connect with your Labour Relations Officer so they can assist you at this meeting. We encourage you to contact your employer to book an onsite meeting room in accordance with Article 6.10. For your convenience please find a “sample” Notice of Ratification Meeting below.
Document Download: Sample Notice of Ratification Meeting (English | French)
September 13, 2016: Click here to view the draft Hospital Central Collective Agreement, expiring March 31, 2018.
September 7, 2016: The Hospital Award has been released by Arbitrator Christopher Albertyn.
Click here to download the full Award by Arbitrator Christopher Albertyn.
Click here to download a summary of the Award
Click here to read ONA's media release about the Award
The details of the award will be explained to Bargaining Unit Presidents from Participating and Non-participating Hospitals at a sector meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Please see details below (dated Aug. 25, 2016) on how to register.
August 25, 2016: We have just been advised that the award of Christopher Albertyn for our contract will be released the week after Labour Day. Please find below the notice of the Hospital Sector meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Toronto.
We ask that Local Coordinators connect with all their hospital Bargaining Unit Presidents ASAP. They will need to immediately arrange time off for September 13. If there are any issues, please notify their LRO who will assist.
Who can attend: Bargaining Unit Presidents from Participating Hospitals and Non-Participating Hospitals, Local Coordinators and Observers (up to 8 from each Chartered Local Association, if local budgeting allows), in accordance with Article 6.23 of the Constitution.
Starting August 26 at 8:00 a.m., you can register to attend the meeting here: http://member-onasectormeeting2016.streampoint.com/ (link will not be live until August 26 at 8:00 a.m.). Please register no later than September 10 as we need to provide catering numbers to the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.
If you require accommodations, a block of guest rooms has been reserved until September 9 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto. To reserve your room online, click on the following link or type the address into a web browser: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/OI12AA.
July 27, 2016: Please download and read the Hospital Bargaining Update from Chair Cathryn Hoy, RN. The notice states in part, "By now it is obvious that the Hospital Central Arbitration Award was not released in June as anticipated. This is because of a couple of interesting developments since the hearing was concluded in March of this year. The first, and most significant, is the fact that the hospitals have now agreed to a two-year term for the new contract."
Download: Notice, Hospital Central Arbitration Update - July 25, 2016
Téléchargement du document Le point sur l’arbitrage central avec les hôpitaux (le 27 julliet 2016)
July 14, 2016: Click here for important dates and direction for Nursing Homes Local Issues Bargaining for 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)
Dernières nouvelles de l’équipe de négociation centrale des maisons de soins infirmiers, Jean Kuehl, IA, présidente, équipe de négociation centrale des maisons de soins infirmiers (2 juin 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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