July 18, 2023
Summer is here and it started on a positive note as we signed our new Collective Agreement June 30th!!!
This agreement will be a four-year contract expiring in March 2025. More than 75% of our members took the time to vote and 83.4% voted in favor of the proposed agreement. We have been working closely with payroll on the implementation of new premiums and incentives, but there have been some glitches. The good news is that the premiums and incentives that you may be eligible for, are retroactive to the date of signing, so no further action is required of our members. Retroactivity for wage increases will be paid out on the August 17th pay. Further contract details are available here on the website https://peinu.com/peinu-has-reached-a-tentative-agreement-with-health-pei/.
PEINU was proud to host the Confederation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) Biennial Convention in Charlottetown June 4-9th. There were almost 1200 nurses who attended the event and participated in education sessions and union business. We had 45 delegates from PEINU attending the convention and the city definitely knew that the nurses were in town. The healthy walk was well attended and the “Die-in” Rally made the national news. There were more nurses attending that event, than our entire HPEI RN/NP workforce!
Staffing challenges continue and summer is once again proving to be a tough time for some of our worksites. Your Union has been working closely with Human Resources representatives to identify areas of concern, but please do not hesitate to notify your local or provincial representatives of staffing or workload issues. Currently, Professional Responsibility forms are the only way we have to “document” the impacts on staffing, workload and service delivery.
Thank you for engaging in your union and we sincerely hope everyone gets the opportunity this summer to relax and recharge!
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