PEINU strives to ensure fair and equitable working conditions for the province’s Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. We’re committed to protecting the rights of our members, and offer a wide range of benefits and services to meet their needs.
Collective Agreement Negotiations
Negotiating a collective agreement that protects the rights of members, individually and collectively, is the primary purpose of PEINU. A collective agreement sets out issues such as pay, hours of work, rest periods between shifts, sick leave and holidays. Throughout its history, PEINU has negotiated many collective agreements with each being a step towards a better life for nurses and patients, clients and residents.
All PEINU members are represented by one Collective Agreement.
Grievance, Mediation & Arbitration Representation
PEINU offers assistance to members in the filing of grievances. We also represent members in mediation and arbitration. PEINU’s Executive Director, as well Local Presidents are equipped with resources and training to assist members in this process.
Proposed solutions and ideas supported by the facts: that is PEINU’s approach to achieving a quality health care system. We look at health care from every angle, exploring key issues and putting together solid background materials and proposals aimed at improving the system and enhancing the livelihood, safety and well-being of Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
Advocacy & Government Relations
PEINU is always working for its members and patients. We constantly monitor, lobby and speak out about workplace issues, government policies, national trends, critical health issues, and more.
Support on Employment Issues
PEINU works to protect the health and safety of members and provides support to members for a number of employment issues. This includes members with workplace injuries or members in need of special work arrangements or financial assistance.