Ontario Nurses Association Collective Agreement

Michael`s Hospital also covers most unionized nurses in the province. It asks hospitals to present a series of performance options to nurses subject to long-term dismissals. Section 10.09 of the collective agreement sets out the possibilities available to such nurses: Arbitrator Reilly found that the case law cited by the ONA was of no use in this case. In each arbitration submitted by the ONA, the parties were grouped together to determine whether workers were entitled to offers of retirement options in accordance with the language referred to in Article 10.14. In each of these cases, there was little information on the reasons for the dismissals. The application of Article 10.14 is neither contested nor subject to the immediate attention of the arbitrator. None of the cases addressed the key question in this case: when will workers be entitled to Article 10.14? Due to the absence of an arbitration award for the purposes of section 10.14, Arbitrator Reilly had to base his decision on an interpretation of the relevant provisions of the collective agreement. (1) offers of early retirement made available to nursing staff in order of seniority; (2) in the event of the dismissal of a nurse within thirty days of receipt of the notice of dismissal, a separation indemnity of two weeks` salary for each year of service up to a maximum limit of 16 weeks` salary3;3. in the event of the resignation of a nurse upon receipt of the dismissal, a separation allowance of four weeks` salary.