Tentative Agreement Reached for Nursing Home RNs: ONA to release details May 26



    TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), the union
representing 54,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more
than 10,000 nursing students providing care in hospitals, long-term care
facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry, has reached a
tentative contract agreement for its RNs with participating nursing homes in
the province.
    Details of the tentative settlement will be released to ONA members on
May 26; the agreement covers more than 2,000 registered nurses working in 150
Ontario nursing homes.
    "ONA is very pleased that we've been able to reach the tentative
settlement for our nursing homes members," says ONA President Linda
Haslam-Stroud, RN. "The nurses in this sector provide quality care to the
province's most vulnerable people - residents of nursing homes, who need the
skills and expertise that RNs bring to the job."
    The agreement was reached with the assistance of a mediator. ONA members
will attend ratification meetings in late May and early June; results will be
released by June 12.
    ONA is celebrating 35 years of nursing advocacy - a proud past, a
powerful future.
    To learn more about our campaign to stop nursing cuts visit our Cutting
Nurses, Cutting Care website at www.cuttingnursescuttingcare.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2430, cell: (416) 986-8240; Melanie Levenson, (416) 964-8833,
ext. 2369


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