THUNDER BAY, ON, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Thunder Bay District Public Health Unit nurses will hold an information picket outside the health unit building tomorrow beginning at 11:30 am.
The Public Health Nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), will be discussing the services they provide for the community, impact of recent reductions to front-line Public Health Nurses and the breakdown of contract negotiations with their employer. The information picket will take place during the lunch hours of the nurses, prior to the scheduled meeting of the Health Unit board meeting being held tomorrow.
The nurses have been without a contract since December, 2012. Negotiations broke down on February 5 and ONA is exploring conciliation dates.
Thunder Bay District Public Health Unit has cut front-line nurses and reduced hours in its branch offices.
ONA is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals, as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.
|Who:||Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses|
|Where:||Thunder Bay District Public Health Office, 999 Balmoral Street, Thunder Bay|
|When:|| 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2014
SOURCE: Ontario Nurses' Association
For further information:
Michelle McColl (807) 344-9115, ext. 3025
Sheree Bond (416) 964-1979 ext.2430; cell: (416) 986-8240; [email protected]