FCA Nurses Enter Conciliation Process

(WINDSOR, ON) – Nurses working for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at its Chrysler mini-van plant, and other FCA locations in Windsor, say they are hopeful a strike can be avoided. They are heading into conciliation talks with FCA on Friday after three days at the bargaining table with no results.

“Our highly skilled registered nurses provide for the health and well-being of a population of more than 6,500 workers, providing … front-line health care in Windsor,” said an executive with the provincial nurses’ association.

Vicki McKenna added that the association’s, “… 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.”

According to McKenna, the plant has 16 nurses who, except for three, are part-time without access to full-time wages or benefits.

Another issue the association wants to change is where each new nurse is, “… immediately frozen at their one and only rate of pay, with no growth or progression.”

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