ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union have voted nearly 90 per cent in favour of strike action.
The union announced the number today following the tabulation of votes from the last of several health districts.
The nurses are set to resume contract negotiations with the province later this week.
Union president Debbie Forward says the main issues include the recruitment and retention of nurses to deal with a ''critical'' shortage.
If they can't reach a deal with the province, Forward says ''nurses are prepared to stand up for the future of health care and for their patients.''