THUNDER BAY DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT & NURSES REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

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(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.

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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.

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No details about the deal or when the vote will occur has not been released yet.

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