Capital Health nurse contract talks to resume

The union that represents 2,300 registered nurses threatening to go on strike next week says it has agreed to meet with a mediator Monday morning in another attempt to hammer out a deal with the Capital District Health Authority.

NSGEU says it has been asked to meet with mediator on Monday

The union that represents 2,300 registered nurses threatening to go on strike next week says it has agreed to meet with a mediator Monday morning in another attempt to hammer out a new contract with the Capital District Health Authority.

Joan Jessome, the president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, tells CBC News the government-appointed mediator has asked the union to meet at 8:45 a.m.

Talks broke off last weekend. The main sticking point has been a union demand for nurse-to-patient ratios, something opposed by Capital Health.

Registered nurses with the health authority will be in a legal strike position April 3.