Solidarity vibes at our rally on April 4th

We have gathered, talked and planned at the solidarity rally this morning at the International Centre. Unit 4, Clinical Nursing Instructors, are having their bargaining conciliation on April 4th and 5th.

Conciliation is a legally mandated step before a bargaining unit can be in legal position to strike.

Here is the recent article written by Brock Press




Solidarity Rally for UNIT 4 Clinical Nursing Instructors

Our local is holding a rally for Clinical Nursing Instructors on April 4th at 9 – 11 am in the International Centre (GLB).

The CNIs are our newly minted Unit 4. They came to an impasse in negotiating their very first collective agreement.

Unit 1 and 2/3 are helping prepare for a labour action should the conciliation yield no fairness in contract language regarding wages. The responsible approach for Brock would be to pay the CNIs adequately to avoid high turnover. This is benefiting neither the workers nor the students.
The Clinical Nursing Instructors are doing the job of registered nurses in patient care but with the additional responsibility of supervising and teaching a student whose practical and theoretical education they facilitate, grade and provide feedback for. The provisions in their collective agreement must reflect this hard work!