NSGEU signs

Registered nurses at the Capital District Health Authority will be in a legal strike position next week. (CBC)

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.