|As you are aware, on March 31st, 2014, while your bargaining committee and Capital Health were in the mediation process, the Liberal government introduced Bill 37 (An Act to Ensure the Provision of Essential Health and Community Services).
During the mediation process, both the Union and Capital Health presented a “Final Settlement Offer.” A copy of each offer is attached for your information.
In Capital Health’s final offer, the Employer did not address:
As you will see in the Union’s final settlement offer, we have made a significant change to the nurse to patient ratio issue in hopes of reaching an agreement. We believed that the Employer would want to ensure an appropriate level of staff was available so there would be no risk to providing safe patient care.
With respect to scheduling, they have no intention of addressing the concerns you raised. They advised that the four-on, five-off rotation would no longer exist. Essentially, they want full control over your scheduling and they want the right to discontinue any scheduling arrangement.
Please review the attached “Final Settlement Offers” from Capital Health and the Union. If you have any questions, you can contact a member of your bargaining committee.
Susan Dobbin firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Ferguson email@example.com
Karin Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Nicholson email@example.com
Robert Chisholm firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Power, Chief Negotiator email@example.com
Tony Bremner, ERO firstname.lastname@example.org