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Over 30 local nurses have been working without a contract since December

Public health nurses with the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit found themselves protesting outside of Town Hall.

On Tuesday, while council was in session, cars were driving by and honking their horns at the large group of people holding signs and marching outside the building.

Since December 31st, thirty-three members of the Ontario Nurses Association have been working for Norfolk County and Haldimand County without a contract.

Bargain Unit President and Public Health Nurse with the Health Unit Melanie Holjak said they are protesting for one main thing:

Holjack says they are getting impatient with how long these talks are taking and want to see progress made.

In a press release, the Ontario Nurses Association emphasizes that Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health Nurses provide vital services including Health Babies/Healthy Children, Well-baby Drop-in, breastfeeding support, immunization, infection control, chronic disease prevention, health equity, school health services including mental health support and sexual health services.

   

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