Fifty public health nurses who provide care to 200,000 residents in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties are fighting for a fair contract, which includes wage increases to keep up with the cost of living. Since December 2022, these nurses have been without a contract, and the Public Health Board in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties has refused to come to the table with a fair offer. The employer has left nurses no choice but to take job action. This results in disruption of public health services including immunization clinics, sexual health clinics, breastfeeding consultations and mental health supports.
Better wages for public health nurses at Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health will mean better care for our community.
Our bargaining priorities:
- Better wages
- Better care
Call the Hastings & Prince Edward Board of Health
Tell the Hastings & Prince Edward Board of Health and elected officials that you call on them to reach a fair agreement with better wages for public health nurses today.
We’ve prepared a script with key talking points to help with your message.
|County of Hastings||Jan O’Neill (Chair) Mayor, Municipality of Marmora and Lake – County of Hastings||613-472-2629 ext. 2226 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kimberly Carson Mayor, Limerick Township – County of Hastings||416-816-1553 email@example.com|
|County of Prince Edward||John Hirsch Councillor – County of Prince Edward||613-846-0046 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kate MacNaughton Councillor – County of Prince Edward||613-921-1200 email@example.com|
|City of Quinte West||Michael Kotsovos (Vice Chair) Councillor – City of Quinte West||613-848-3203 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|David McCue Councillor – City of Quinte West||613-848-0112 email@example.com|
|City of Belleville||Sean Kelly Councillor – City of Belleville||343-645-4630 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Garnet Thompson Councillor – City of Belleville||613-920-3642 email@example.com|
|Provincial Appointees||Dr. Jeffrey Allin Provincial Appointee||613-966-4045|
|Dr. Craig Ervine Provincial Appointee||613-961-1313 Cervine@loyalistcollege.com|
Send your message to the Hastings & Prince Edward Board of Health and elected officials
Demand they reach a fair, negotiated agreement with public health nurses today.
Donate to support striking public health nurses
We welcome any donations to support nurses who have been forced out on strike. For those who are able and interested in contributing money or gift cards, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Phone Zaps – September 21 and September 28
Our striking Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health Nurses have been on the picket lines for more than five weeks now, and they continue to be strong and in solidarity! They are not backing down from getting a fair deal!
We need your help to continue putting pressure on the Board of Health. Join us for our Thursday Phone Zaps in support of our members. Sign up and tell the Board nurses deserve a fair deal! Register at the links below:
Thursday, September 21, 12-12:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 28, 12-12:45 p.m.
Register here: https://ona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudeygrDopGNJ0ZikeRfOgpWcLZbWSO9Mb
All Out for Public Health Nurses Community Picket Action – Friday, August 25
A big thank you to all those who donated non-perishable food items to our All Out for Public Health Nurses Community Picket Action on August 25!
We collected 175 kg of food for the Gleaners Food Bank.
Although our members are not working, they want to continue to give back to those in need in our community.