At the heart of any union is the core business of representing its members at the bargaining table.
In this section, you will find information about ONA member collective agreements and central bargaining updates for hospitals, nursing homes and the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON). You can find your Local collective agreement on our Find Your Contract page.
Hospital Decision 2023
Arbitrator Kaplan has released his decision for the 2023 hospital sector bargaining that affects about 60,000 ONA hospital members. Arbitrator Kaplan’s decision is a two-year contract that spans from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025.
ONA Arbitration Brief and Reply – Hospital Central Bargaining May 2-3, 2023
Bill 124 Reopener Information
Hospital Sector Meeting Documents (Bill 124 Reopener) – April 27, 2023
Hospital Sector Meeting Documents (Bill 124 Reopener) – April 4, 2023
May 12, 2023
March 2, 2023
February 3, 2023
January 30, 2023
January 26, 2023
2023 Hospital Central Negotiating Team
The hospital central collective agreement will expire March 31, 2023. Elections for the 2023 Hospital Central Negotiating Team have ended.
Nursing Homes Bargaining Updates
For Nursing Homes Members – Have YOUR Say!
ONA’s Have Your Say Bargaining Survey for members in the Nursing Homes sector is now live.
This survey is your opportunity to tell ONA about your bargaining priorities as we plan for the next round of negotiations in nursing homes slated for 2024.
Learn more at ona.org/haveyoursay.
Elections – Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team
The cut-off date for receipt of nominations for regional representatives to the Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team election has now passed. There was one acclamation (Region 4) and elections are required in Regions 2 and 5.
There were two positions (Regions 1 and 3) for which nominations were not received prior to the deadline. In accordance with our policy, nominations will be taken from Regions 1 and 3 at their Area Coordinators Meeting (ACC) in October and an election will be held with the voting delegates in attendance.
Learn more about the nominees: Elections: Nursing Homes Central Negotiating Team
Not-for-Profit Nursing Homes Sector Meeting Documents (Bill 124 Reopener) – March 24, 2023
Not-for-profit Nursing Homes Decision Documents 2021
For-profit Nursing Homes Decision Documents 2021
May 20, 2021
April 29, 2021
February 25, 2021
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Bargaining Updates
June 28, 2023
May 17, 2023
March 16, 2023
2023 Victorian Order of Nurses Central Negotiating Team
The cut-off date for receipt of nominations for the Victorian Order of Nurses Central Negotiating Team (VONCNT) has passed. Learn more about the team.
VON Decision Documents 2021
The VON central arbitration award has been released. Select a document below to learn more:
Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) Bargaining Updates
August 2, 2023
Your ONA Board and staff team have confirmed that 10 HCCSS branches will be heading to conciliation on November 15, 16 and 17. Conciliation will be held in Toronto, face-to-face between your elected bargaining team and your employer representatives.
Conciliation is a process where your union and employer representatives, with the assistance of a mediator specialist from the Ministry of Labour, try to resolve the issues and come to a negotiated tentative agreement.
Your Local Coordinator or Bargaining Unit President will be scheduling meetings with HCCSS members during the week of November 20 after conciliation. These meetings will be an opportunity to provide updates, including potentially voting on a tentative agreement or determining next steps if an agreement is not reached.