Quick Facts

History Quick Facts

  • In the beginning, there were no shift differentials, weekend premiums, health and safety provisions, paid parental leaves, etc.
  • In 1974, RNs on PEI were making $150 bi-weekly. An RN Step 1 was making $4.03 per hour. Overtime was defined as any work performed while on vacation in excess of 7.5 hours.
  • In 1975, Canada Manpower had 13 nursing positions available in Canada.
  • In 1976, the money raised by RNs selling tickets on a black & white television was used to fund the Education Fund.
  • PEINU’s office became computerized in April, 1996.