Michael‘s Hospital and the Ontario Nurses‘ Association (April 2010) applied the traditional canons of contract interpretation to the collective agreement and decided that the benefits provided to licensed nurses vary depending on the reasons for the terminations. In these circumstances, The Saint-Michel Hospital was not obliged to grant retirement or separation benefits to the dismissed nurses and the union‘s political complaint was rejected. The Ontario Nurses‘ Association negotiates your wages, benefits and working conditions on your behalf. Access to your contract below: The arbitrator found that the early retirement and separation benefits provided for in Article 10.14 were only available if the dismissals were as a result of integrations. Dismissals for other reasons, such as in this case, triggered the requirements of Article 10.09, but not those of Article 10.14.
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