“Both parties have worked very hard to make changes that meet the needs of the people we serve,” VON national spokeswoman Beth Green said Thursday in an email about the preliminary agreement in Nova Scotia. “I think this agreement strengthens public services by dealing with working conditions.” Von NSGEU/NUPGE workers entered into a new collective agreement at the end of May. Members will receive one per cent pay increases for 2010 and 2011. The agreement also contains some improvements in the planning provisions. Nurses voted online this week to accept the agreement, which is retroactive to November 1, 2014 and expires on October 31, 2020. The Nova Scotia Nurses Union has reached a preliminary agreement with the Victorian Order of Nurses, which improves wages and benefits as well as working conditions such as more flexible hours. Hazelton, who said the union was pleased with the deal, also said similar increases in evening and weekend bonuses that received acute and long-term care nurses, as well as the same annual salary increases of 0.5 to 1.5 percent, which were imposed last year by an arbitrator. Halifax (June 22, 2012) – Members of the Nova Scotia Government – General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE), employed by the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), ratified a two-year collective agreement on June 18. Negotiations on the treaty began on 8 January. The NSNU negotiating committee and NSNU negotiators held seven meetings to reach the agreement. Details of the agreement were presented thursday to the union`s 800 or so deed members who specialize in home care. They will vote online next week to find out if they accept or refuse the offer. The agreement that has just been concluded was of a duration that ended on April 1, 2012.
The union will inform the employer that it intends to begin new negotiations in the fall. The members of the vote voted 90% in favour of ratifying an agreement reached on 13 February. Unionized nurses in the Victorian Order of Nurses have ratified a new collective agreement. Nova Scotia Nurses` Union says the new treaty includes significant health and safety and compensation enhancement provisions for some 800 LA members. WATCH: Canada is abandoning all programs outside of Nova Scotia and Ontario. . The preliminary agreement also gives nurses more flexibility in their schedules. Currently, FNs must work a position from 8 a.m to 4p.m and they need special permission from their employer to change them. Under the new rules, nurses have the choice of working from 7 a.m until 3 p.m.
to 3 p.m.m, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. or anything for them for day care or other reasons, McKenna said. “The committee will examine how von who work in isolation can be protected and support nurses in this sector who sometimes feel vulnerable,” Hazelton said in a press release. . ” (It`s) the challenge of working independently, you`re alone,” McKenna said. “You`re in these houses and sometimes you have to move patients and you don`t have elevators, you don`t have transfer stations, you don`t have that second person who helps you,” in addition to the possibility of physical assault if the patient has dementia or other mental health problems. “Some of the concerns the nurses had was the balance between home and work – a task to do, and that changes as you get ready to walk through the door,” McKenna said, adding that this was not unusual during their time on the street.