SUDBURY, ON, Jan. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Negotiations between the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and the North East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) have wrapped up after two long days of talks, with both sides looking for a third date to meet in the near future.
"Our dedicated, highly skilled, highly educated nurses and allied health professionals are vital to the communities of Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Parry Sound, and Kirkland Lake, including remote satellite offices in areas such as Moosonee and Wawa," says ONA First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN. "Our members work as care coordinators, placement coordinators, care connectors, wound care nurses, mental health and addictions nurses, rapid response nurses and in Telehomecare. They provide excellent front-line care, school health support services, and therapy services in this region and remain committed to negotiating a fair deal that recognizes the value of the work they do."
The approximately 300 members have been working without a contract since March 2016. "Our ONA members are striving to be treated in the same way as their counterparts across Ontario," says McKenna.
ONA is the union representing 62,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as almost 16,000 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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