The OMA Board’s top priority is a reasonable and fair Physician Services Agreement (PSA). Physicians are now going into their fifth straight year of working without a contract. In that time, the Province has cut funding year after year so much so that frontline physician service has been affected.
Following the election of the new Government, the OMA agreed to return to the bargaining table to see whether the two sides could agree on a PSA without going to arbitration. Unfortunately, the differences between the two sides have proven to be too great and so, mediation ended today.
The OMA and the government will now resume arbitration. Arbitration dates are the scheduled for entire week of October 22-26th. While this is a frustrating development, the OMA is committed to supporting its doctors so that they in turn can take care of their patients.