Nurses accept short contract

Wage cap respected, but other changes made
By Gordon Sova
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/18/2011

Nova Scotia nurses have agreed to a collective agreement that continues the provincial wage cap of 1.0 per cent per year for 2009 and 2010.

“We knew going into this round of bargaining that the wage trend would be difficult to break. So, the NSNU took this round as an opportunity to make other language improvements,” claimed Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union president Janet Hazelton.

The agreement expires this year; the union will be back at the table in the fall.