November 20, 2014
About 100 registered nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – will join an Ontario Health Coalition rally to stop private clinics and save local public hospitals tomorrow.
November 19, 2014
One thousand front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals attending the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) 2014 Biennial Convention will hear from Marshall Ganz tomorrow.
November 18, 2014
Ontario Nurses’ Association Members in Toronto to hear from Craig Kielburger tomorrow at ONA Biennial Convention
Registered nurses and allied health professionals from across Ontario will hear a presentation from activist Craig Kielburger tomorrow morning when he delivers a presentation to Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members.
November 17, 2014
One thousand front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals will be gathered in Toronto this week to attend the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) 2014 Biennial Convention.
November 13, 2014
Middlesex-London Health Unit Public Health Nurses (PHNs) reached a tentative agreement with their employer during a mediation session yesterday.
November 12, 2014
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) working at the Middlesex-London Health Unit are in mediation talks today in an effort to reach a new contract and avoid a lock-out or strike that would harm the community.
November 04, 2014
ONA Nurses to Hold Information Picket: RNs want to raise awareness that long-term care bed transfer mean RN cuts
Registered nurses working at St. Olga’s LifeCare Centre and Cama Woodlands long-term care facilities will hold information pickets this Wednesday in Hamilton and Thursday in Burlington.
November 01, 2014
The Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Registered Nurse (RN) caring for patients at the Guelph Community Health Centre (CHC) are asking the community to support them and the valuable services they provide to their patients.
October 23, 2014
The province is losing another 15 registered nurse positions and another hospital service following the decision by Leamington District Memorial Hospital’s board of directors to close its obstetrics and gynecological unit next March.
October 17, 2014
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is encouraged by plans announced by Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins today to employ all appropriate precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of Ontario's nurses.
October 16, 2014
Public Health Nurses (PHNs) working at the Middlesex-London Health Unit are scheduled to head to mediation talks on November 12 in pursuit of a new contract. The PHNs have been negotiating a new contract with their employer since May and have a legal strike deadline of November 13.
October 03, 2014
Nurse Practitioners (NPs) working at Guelph’s Community Health Centre (CHC) are preparing for their second day of conciliated negotiations with their employer, seeking to catch up as the inflation rate has quickly exceeded their wage increases.
ONA continues to advocate to for health-care workers regarding Ebola readiness
Ontarians in many communities have been unnecessarily alarmed by news that a potential Ebola patient is in their local hospital. The suspected cases underscored the necessity of our health-care facilities to be Ebola-ready and our registered nurses and allied health professionals properly trained and protected.
Update Nov. 12 Learn about the new types of leaves
Read details about the Employment Standards Act (ESA) which was amended to introduce three new types of job-protected statutory leaves including: Family Caregiver Leave, Critically Ill Child Care Leave, Crime-Related Child Death and Disappearance Leave.
Update Oct. 17 Illnesses including MERS CoV, EVD68 etc
Recent infectious disease alerts have been issued from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Ontario. The alerts include information on Enterovirus D68, Measles and MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.