On the line

Linda Silas, president of Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, right, joined striking public health nurses on the picket line in Thunder Bay on Monday.

The union representing striking public health nurses at the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is waiting for a response to a counter-offer made earlier this week.

On Monday, the Ontario Nurses’ Association presented the health unit with a counter-offer, two weeks after the strike began.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, the Ontario Nurses’ Association had not received a response from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

The public health nurses went on strike Oct. 16 after a final contract offer from their employer was rejected. The nurses have been without a contract for almost two years and are looking for wage parity with other public health nurses in the province.

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