Nurses At Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Could Strike Soon

Wednesday April 26th, 2017

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Nurses working for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada are hoping to avoid a strike heading into conciliation talks on Friday.

“Our highly skilled registered nurses provide for the health and well-being of a population of more than 6,500 workers, providing quality, cost-effective front-line health care in Windsor,” says ONA First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN. “Our nurses respond to health crises in all medical emergencies, traumas, and critical injuries in life-threatening situations, and yet they are being shoddily treated by their employer. Of the 16 nurses working for FCA, just three are full-time staff – the remaining 13 are all part-time without access to full-time wages or benefits. All nurses hired since 2006 do not even have access to a wage grid – they are hired and immediately frozen at their one and only rate of pay, with no growth or progression. Furthermore, nine of the positions are full-time, but FCA fills just three of the positions with formalized full-time RNs with access to full-time wages and benefits.”

Ontario Nurses’ Association and the employer have had three days negotiations with no results.

No strike deadline has been set yet.

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