The Ontario Nurses' Association and the Ontario Hospital Association have concluded their hospital interest arbitration hearings for a new central hospital collective agreement for Registered Nurses. The hearings lasted one day, April 30.
The arbitration board will issue the award this month and it will be shared with all ONA hospital bargaining unit presidents at a hospital sector meeting on June 3, 2011.
OPSEU's central paramedical hospital group is scheduled to have interest arbitration hearings later in June.
Wage settlements in the Ontario public sector have rebounded to 2.2% in 2011, after dipping to 1.9% in 2010.