VON Bargaining

VON Vote to Accept Agreement
February 22, 2019

Nurses working for the Victorian Order of Nurses have ratified a deal reached on February 13th between the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union and the employer.  Union members who cast ballots voted 90 per cent in favour of ratifying the agreement.

Online voting closed last night on the agreement which is retroactive to November 1, 2014 and expires October 31, 2020.

We are pleased that our members accepted this agreement. We can now move forward with the positive changes achieved at the bargaining table to improve work-life issues and better enable nurses to provide quality care.

The Employer will make retroactive and retirement allowance payments a priority. Other aspects of the new agreement will be phased in over time. Details regarding those timelines will be communicated as information is finalized.

We thank those who found time in their busy schedules to vote.

A special thank you to our team for their hard work and their contributions:

Janet Hazelton, NSNU President
Tracy d’Entremont, Vice President Community Care
Chris Albrecht, NSNU Executive Director, Chief Negotiator

Central Region
Karen Graves, PNC Rep
Kevin Whynot, Alternate

Eastern Region
Kim Williams, PNC Rep 

Northern Region
Vanessa Richardson, PNC Rep 
Veronica MacDonald, Alternate

Western Region
Carolyn d’Entremont, PNC Rep 
Tammy Woodland, Alternate


Tentative Agreement Reached for VON
February 14, 2019

Collective bargaining concluded last night when a Tentative Agreement (TA) was reached between your NSNU bargaining committee and the VON Employer.

NSNU bargaining got underway on January 8 for our members employed by the Victorian Order of Nurses. The NSNU negotiating committee met on January 3 to review proposals and discuss priorities. In total, the teams met seven times for face-to-face bargaining, including January 8, 9, 10, 30, 31, and February 1 and 13.

We recommend that you review the brief provided at the link below which highlights the outcomes achieved at the table.

VON 2019 Tentative Agreement Highlights

Wage Rates - 1950 Hours

A video file featuring NSNU president, Janet Hazelton discussing the details of the TA can be viewed at the link below.

VON TA Informational Video

Voting on the TA will take place on the Member's Only page from 12:01 am Tuesday, February 19 until midnight, Thursday, February 21. You will need to log in to the Members' Only page to vote.

If you have a comment or question about the Tentative Agreement, please email nsnubargaining [at] nsnu.ca.


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