(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The negotiating committees for the two parties have reached a tentative agreement that they will be recommending to their respective memberships for ratification, possibly ending the month-long strike.
The nurses have been striking since October 16th, 2018. The two sides returned to the bargaining table on Friday.
The Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) is the union representing more than 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 18,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) is one of Ontario’s 35 public health units. Covering a geographic area of over 230,000 square kilometres with approximately 146,000 residents, it is a non-profit agency funded jointly by the provincial government and the municipalities it serves.
As a committed progressive public health agency, TBDHU is committed to improving health and reducing social inequities in health through evidence-informed practice.
No details about the deal or when the vote will occur has not been released yet.
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