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February 12, 2016

Ontario Nurses Say Enough is Enough – Concessions and Layoffs Must Stop Now

Ontario nurses say enough is enough following three futile weeks of bargaining with the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). Contract talks came to an abrupt halt when the OHA team made a final offer which would result in the gutting of our wages, benefits and job security. 

February 04, 2016

Registered Nurse Cuts Hit Toronto Hospitals: ONA President says "enough is enough"

Barely into 2016, registered nurse (RN) positions are being cut in increasing numbers as Ontario hospitals gut positions to balance budgets. Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says that 2016 is turning into a "disaster" for patient care and it's now hitting Toronto hospitals.

February 02, 2016

St. Joseph's Hamilton Cuts 61 RNs, Putting Patients at Risk

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says the elimination of 61 front-line Registered Nurses (RNs) at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton will put patients at risk.

January 20, 2016

Severe lack of Registered Nurses at Hogarth Riverview Manor leaves residents at risk

Hogarth Riverview Manor management's failure to staff has resulted in a severe lack of registered nurses (RNs), risking the care and safety of its vulnerable residents and violating legislated RN staffing levels.

January 18, 2016

Registered Nurses at Windsor Regional Say Cuts are Far Worse For Our Patients Than First Thought

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) representatives have received formal notice of the Windsor Regional Hospital’s massive cuts to its Registered Nurse (RN) staff. A total of 169 RN positions, including full- and part-time jobs, are being cut. The cuts will affect just about every program by way of direct layoffs, not filling vacant positions, reduction in hours, replacing RNs with Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), or the closure of full programs.

January 12, 2016

Windsor Regional Hospital to Cut 126 Registered Nurse Positions: Nurses Know that patients will suffer

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that patients will pay the price following Windsor Regional Hospital's announcement that it will cut approximately 126 full-time registered nurse (RN) positions.

November 27, 2015

Runnymede Healthcare Registered Nurses Continue Pickets to Protest Cuts to Nursing Hours

Registered Nurses (RNs) from Runnymede Healthcare Centre will be holding an information picket near the hospital at 621 Runnymede on Monday, November 30, from 2-4:30 p.m.

November 23, 2015

Registered Nurses and Social Workers at Haldimand-Norfolk Community Addiction and Mental Health Services Ratify New Collective Agreement

Registered nurses (RNs) and social workers – members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) – have ratified a new collective agreement with Haldimand-Norfolk Community Addiction and Mental Health Services (HN CAMHS).

November 20, 2015

Quinte Health Care Cuts 33 Full-Time, 12 Part-Time Registered Nurses, Risks Patient Safety

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that the management of Quinte Health Care has invented a new magical language to paint a prettier picture of its cuts to registered nurses that threaten the safety of patients needing care.

November 12, 2015

ONA marks 10 years since Lori Dupont, RN murder: ONA continues to advocate for an end to workplace violence

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is marking the 10th anniversary of the brutal workplace murder of Windsor registered nurse, Lori Dupont.

November 10, 2015

Nurses assaulted, Brockville Mental Health Centre fights measures to keep staff safe: Hospital loses divisional court review

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) urges Brockville Mental Health Care management to stop wasting taxpayers' money and end the stall tactics that are continuing to risk staff and patient safety.

November 08, 2015

ONA Celebrates Nurse Practitioner Week Nov. 8 - 14

Members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) are celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week across the province.

ONA President

President's Message

Our patients deserve better care: Help stop RN cuts

Late last year, I was deeply honoured to learn that you re-elected me to serve for a record seventh term as your Provincial President – thank you all so much for your confidence. I promise each of you that I will serve these next two years with much passion, strength and determination. Our next two years will be our most demanding as we face attacks from virtually every corner. But as I often say, we never, never, never give up!

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Ontario - February 08, 2016

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Ontario - January 06, 2016

As registered nurses and health-care professionals, we know first-hand how workplace decisions can impact patients and their families. From a local perspective, talking and collaborating with key people can effect a positive change for all. Nurses are in a unique position and have great potential to be leaders in making changes in health care, both locally and globally.


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