December 2018

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In this issue

This special bargaining issue contains details on the proposed Nurses' Bargaining Association 2019-22 provincial collective agreement. Read about the innovative nurse-driven workload assessment process that will determine safe staffing levels. Learn about new premiums to compensate members for working short and find out more about new leaves and scheduling options that respect nurses' professional autonomy.

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Featured Articles
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Staffing to Meet Patient Care Needs

A joint patient care needs assessment process will help determine appropriate short-term staffing levels.

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Respecting our Professional Autonomy

Leave days and self-scheduling will elevate and advance the profession of nursing. 

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Sustaining a Great Benefit Plan

Nurses will be consulted about the benefits they value and want protected. 

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Securing our Future

Options for control over our retirement security to be explored.

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Supporting our Professional Practice and Development

New funding has been secured for professional development and education.

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Supporting our Work in the Community

Specialized care programs will help nurses provide care to more complex patients. 

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Fair Compensation

Pay will increase further if employers don’t staff to meet patient needs.

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Keeping Nurses Safe

Provincial framework will make care safer and healthier for nurses and patients.

UPDATED: Jul 24,2023