Legislation prevents hospital workers from striking because the work you do is deemed an essential service.
Instead, the Hospital Labour Dispute Arbitration Act (HLDAA) provides for binding interest arbitration. This is a process which involves each side making a presentation to a board of arbitrators, and that board will decide what to award.
The Board’s purpose is to replicate the result that would have occurred if workers had the right to strike, and HLDAA provides criteria which must be followed.
The parties only resort to this process if they cannot achieve an agreement through their own bargaining efforts, like a strike is only resorted to when bargaining efforts fail.