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.