Feb 04, 2018
By Amber Gero
Registered Nurses in the province have walked away from contract negotiations after talks broke down between the Ontario Nurses Association and the Ontario Hospital Association.
The nearly 60.000 registered nurses who work in Ontario hospitals will be without a contract as of March 1st.
In a news release put out by ONA President Vicki McKenna said “”The concessions being demanded by the OHA team show that these employers are unwilling to acknowledge the reality of the shortage of registered nurses and how it diminishes the ability of front-line RNs to deliver quality patient care.”
According to the ONA, Ontario has the worst RN-to-population ratio in the country.
The Ontario Nurses Association and the Ontario Hospital Association are expected to meet with an arbitrator later in the month.