June 19, 2003

York Region and Ontario Nurses’ Association reach tentative deal on new collective agreement

NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) have reached a tentative collective agreement on a new three-year contract following nine hours of mediated negotiations yesterday.

Both parties signed a tentative settlement agreement last night, and each party has agreed to ratify the tentative settlement within two weeks.

Local 16 of the ONA represent 184 public health nurses employed by The Regional Municipality of York.

Both the Region and the ONA have agreed to keep all details of the tentative settlement confidential until York Regional Council and the members of Local 16 of the ONA ratify the contract.

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at www.region.york.on.ca

For more information on the Ontario Nurses’ Association, please visit www.ona.org

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The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:  www.region.york.on.ca

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

 
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