Care coordinators with the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) will be taking strike votes in the next few weeks. This affects 10 Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) in Ontario, including the one in Haliburton County. The ONA says after three days of mediation, the employer walked away from the table, leaving care coordinators with no choice but to take strike action. The ONA members have been trying to reach a new contract since last March, which includes higher pay and benefits. A strike will affect the Central East LHIN and CCAC. We have contacted the ONA and will follow up as the story unfolds.