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

Take Action

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
Kimberly Carson Mayor, Limerick Township – County of Hastings 416-816-1553
County of Prince Edward John Hirsch Councillor – County of Prince Edward 613-846-0046
Kate MacNaughton Councillor – County of Prince Edward 613-921-1200
City of Quinte West Michael Kotsovos (Vice Chair) Councillor – City of Quinte West 613-848-3203
  David McCue Councillor – City of Quinte West 613-848-0112
City of Belleville Sean Kelly Councillor – City of Belleville 343-645-4630
  Garnet Thompson Councillor – City of Belleville 613-920-3642
Provincial Appointees Dr. Jeffrey Allin Provincial Appointee 613-966-4045
  Dr. Craig Ervine Provincial Appointee 613-961-1313

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


Support Public Health Nurses on the Picket Lines!

Picket dates/times may be subject to change. Please check here for the latest schedule. If you have any questions, please email

Picket Times/Locations (Week of September 25-29, 2023)

  • Belleville (179 N Park Street, Belleville, ON, K8P 4P1): Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This week we are collecting baby care items for the Community Development Council of Quinte’s Good Baby Box program. Donations can be dropped off on the picket line.

The Good Baby Box program is looking for: Huggies/Pampers diapers, Huggies/Pampers wipes, Gerber infant cereal, baby lotion/shampoo/soap (Johnson’s and Johnson’s), gripe water, bibs, wash cloths, receiving blankets, teething rings, soothers, baby bottles and pouches to hold baby food (no clothes).

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:

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.


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