There is still no indication when talks could resume in the labour dispute at the District Health Unit.
Vicki McKenna of the Ontario Nurse’s Association tells us they have reached out to management asking for a return to negotiations.
She says a written request has been sent to Health Unit officials and so “the ball is in their court” according to the association president.
McKenna call’s it “a nudge” and hopes since it’s a “formal communication” it will spur some action.
58 public health nurses have been on strike for a week with the top issue being wage parity with their counterparts in the province.
The strike has forced the Health Unit to suspend many of its programs including flu shot and prenatal clinics, along with street nursing and parenting sessions.