St. John’s, NL – Members of the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland & Labrador (RNU) have ratified an agreement to extend their contract until June 30, 2022.

“We are pleased to extend our contract and provide stability for our members, as well as our patients and the health care system in very uncertain times,” said Debbie Forward, RNU President. “I want to thank our members who took the time to vote.”

The two-year contract extension includes a four per cent salary increase and the extension of the no layoffs clause for budgetary reasons.

Voting took place online from June 9 to 11. Of the 2,726 votes received, 85.7 per cent voted in favour of the new agreement.

The contract applies to approximately 5,300 RNU members.

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