Not all injuries equal under Ontario nurses’ disability plan

Sick pay denied following elective procedure
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/02/2015

A northern Ontario hospital network did not breach contract when it denied a nurse sick pay benefits despite the union’s protest, an arbitrator has decided.

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) filed a grievance against MICs Group of Health Services — a hospital network in northern Ontario — after J. Mayer, a nurse, was denied short term disability pay for a shift worked in June 2015.

The particular clause in the collective agreement in question is also governed by the Hospitals of Ontario Disability Income Plan.