SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Algoma Public Health
Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners have voted overwhelmingly to
ratify a new collective agreement.
The nurses - members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) - provide
public health services to residents in the District of Algoma,
including Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Blind River, Elliot Lake and many of
the surrounding small towns and townships.
"The public health nurses have voted 92 per cent in favour of the new
contract," says ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. "They were
asking for nominal improvements and are relieved that they won't have
to withdraw their services from the communities that rely on them."
Haslam-Stroud notes that many of the residents served by Algoma Public
Health Nurses took the time to send messages to the Board of Health
members to encourage them to get back to the bargaining table. "The
support of the community was invaluable in reaching this agreement and
we are very grateful for their efforts," she says.
Details of the contract won't be released until after the Board of
Health holds its ratification vote on November 21.
ONA is the union representing 59,000 registered nurses and allied health
professionals as well as more than 13,000 nursing student affiliates
providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health,
the community, clinics and industry.
SOURCE: Ontario Nurses' Association
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