Fair Compensation for Nurses
Last fall the union formed a committee consisting of RPNs across Ontario to discuss and plan actions to repeal Bill 124 and demand a standardized wage for RPN’s across the province. Committee members shared their experiences on the frontlines where they are often work short staffed, experience burn out and generally do not feel respected by the Ontario government. Most health care workers including nurses across the province are still subject to emergency orders that override their collective agreement rights, including scheduling and time off, as well as subject them to reassignment or redeployment. Only PSW’s have been granted a wage enhancement to address issues of retention and even that has not been made permanent.