Important Update: 2024 Nursing Homes Decision

Mediation-arbitration was held on May 1-2, 2024, before Arbitrator Sheri Price. Arbitrator Price’s decision has now been released.

Vulnerable nursing homes residents are put at risk every day because there are not enough nurses and health-care professionals to provide safe, timely, appropriate care. For-profit corporations like Extendicare are making record profits while their residents and staff face dangerous conditions.

Front-line nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers, and guest attendants are fighting for care not profit. They are negotiating a new contract with their employers that includes staffing ratios and equal wages with hospital nurses. Support nurses and health-care professionals and demand corporations invest in staffing ratios and equal wages so residents get the care they need and deserve. 

Take Action

Get Involved – Join the Nursing Homes Contract Action Team (NCAT)

Nursing homes bargaining is coming up in April! But bargaining doesn’t just happen at the table. It will also take every one of you in participating nursing homes standing together, showing you are committed to making changes on the issues you care about, to win on your bargaining demands.

If you’re interested in joining the NCAT, to engage with your co-workers and other nursing home members and build a strong team to ensure you win on your bargaining priorities, reach out to your Bargaining Unit President (BUP).

Phone and Email Zap – April 23

Over 150 ONA registered nurses, NPs, RPNs, PSWs and guest attendants and community members took to the phone lines to demand for-profit nursing home CEOs invest in resident care by prioritizing staff-to-resident ratios!

Together, we made over 180 calls and sent almost 600 emails in just 30 minutes to for-profit nursing home CEOS and MPPs! It’s the only way to ensure residents get safe, timely, appropriate care they need and deserve NOW.

All-Out Information Pickets – April 12

On April 12, ONA members and allies will joined all-out information pickets in communities across the province. These pickets will showed our unified voice and commitment to achieving a fair deal for nurses and health-care professionals that prioritizes #CareNotProfit.

Sticker Up March 20-21!

On March 20 and 21, nurses & health-care professionals in for-profit nursing homes across Ontario wore stickers to send a clear message to the corporations who own the homes, demanding they invest in staffing ratios & wage parity.

Sticker Ups help us show a unified front, start discussions and and build momentum and support in our communities, as we escalate into bigger collective actions like pickets.

Bargaining Basics

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bargaining?

Bargaining between your elected Nursing Homes Provincial Negotiating Team (NHPNT) and the employer representatives will take place April 15-19.

If we are unable to resolve the issues at bargaining, we will attempt to mediate any outstanding issues. Mediation will take place on May 1 and 2.

Should we not settle at mediation, we will proceed to arbitration before Arbitrator John Stout on June 26.

Who is on the Nursing Homes Provincial Negotiating Team (NHPNT)?

Your elected provincial bargaining team is made up of frontline nursing home members from across Ontario.

Learn more about the current team at “Election Results: Nursing Homes Provincial Negotiating Team.”

Where can I view my current contract?

Visit our Find Your Contract page for all the current povincial and local collective agreements.

If you have a question about your current contract, please contact your Bargaining Unit President.

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