TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - As previously noted, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ontario Nurses'
Association (ONA) have yet to reach an agreement through collective
bargaining or mediation. The matter is now in the hands of an
In response to recent public comments about the bargaining mandates of
Ontario's hospitals, OHA President and CEO, Anthony Dale, issued the
"Ontario's hospitals deeply respect and value nurses, just as they value
all health care professionals.
The bargaining mandate that Ontario's hospitals used during recent
negotiations with ONA was not only fair and reasonable, it was based on
similar recently-negotiated agreements that the province's hospitals
successfully - and voluntarily - achieved with both the Canadian Union
of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Service Employees International
Union (SEIU). These two unions represent tens of thousands of important
health care professionals.
By using a similar bargaining mandate with nurses, hospitals have sought
to maintain patterns of fairness consistent with what other health care
professionals have responded positively to and that also remain
affordable for the province.
All health professionals work hard every day to meet the needs of
Ontario's patients. Hospitals respect this work and want to ensure the
health system remains viable for the thousands of Ontarians who rely on
hospital services every day."
Click here to read more about the recent voluntary agreement reached
between the OHA and CUPE.
A similar agreement was also recently achieved with the SEIU on December
The OHA is a voluntary organization representing approximately 149
public hospital corporations across 225 sites in Ontario. As the voice
of Ontario's hospitals, the OHA is achieving a high-performing health
system by fostering leadership, supporting innovation and building
linkages between hospitals and their communities.
SOURCE: Ontario Hospital Association
For further information:
Amy Clark, OHA Public Affairs