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Description: An arbitrator has granted members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association lump-sum bonuses, despite a provincial government wage freeze policy.

Source: The Toronto Star

Date: 06/03/2011


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Questions for discussion:

  • Review the links above. How does this settlement fit within the government wage freeze?
  • How does this settlement work out to a “net zero increase?”
  • If you belonged to this union, would you prefer a lump-sum award or a wage increase? Why?
  • What is the role of the provincial government in collective bargaining with the nurses’ union?
  • What is the role of the Ontario Hospital Association?

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