Mass resignations by Halifax nurses averted

Government agrees to take the case to arbitration
||Last Updated: 04/08/2003

The Nova Scotia government has averted a situation that would likely have crippled its health system.

Seventy-five per cent of the nurses who work at Halifax's largest hospital were threatening to quit unless the government agreed to a new contract.

Premier John Hamm has announced that contracts for more than 9,000 nurses and health-care workers will be set by an adjudicator.