The Ontario Nurses’ Association and Algoma Public Health reach tentative agreement

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Public Health Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners at Algoma Public Health Unit are entering mandatory conciliation with their employer on September 17, 2021. These 85 dedicated and skilled professionals on the frontlines of the pandemic expect their employer to come prepared to offer a fair contract that respects their value so they can continue to deliver excellent services to the community. (Photo credit: Alex Lisman/Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) (CNW Group/Ontario Nurses' Association)

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and Algoma Public Health reached a tentative agreement during conciliation on Friday, September 17.

ONA members will vote on whether or not to ratify the agreement on Thursday, September 23.

The Algoma Board of Health is expected to conduct its own ratification process on Wednesday, September 22.

Details of the tentative new collective agreement for the 85 Public Health Nurses, Registered Nurses (RNs), and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) — who care for approximately 119,000 residents in Sault Ste. Marie, Blind River, Elliott Lake, Thessalon, Wawa, and White River — will remain confidential until both parties have ratified the deal.

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