April 02, 2014

ONA mourns passing of founding CEO Anne S. Gribben

The 60,000 registered nurses (RNs), allied health professionals and affiliated nursing students of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) are saddened to learn of the passing of founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anne S. Gribben, who died peacefully on March 28, 2014.

March 28, 2014

Ontario nurses demand Harper government sign Health Accord to address nursing gap

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling on Stephen Harper’s federal government to move on a new national Health Accord that will help Ontario address a nursing gap that puts the province second last in the country in the registered nurse (RN)-to-population ratio.

March 26, 2014

Thunder Bay public health nurses reach tentative agreement

Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the employer. The 58 Public Health Nurses and Thunder Bay District Health Unit reached the tentative agreement yesterday with the assistance of a conciliator.

March 24, 2014

Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses back at the bargaining table

The Ontario Nurses’ Association and Thunder Bay District Public Health Unit Nurses will resume negotiations with the employer tomorrow. The 58 Public Health Nurses – the lowest-paid in all of Ontario and without a contract for more than one year – are pleased to be back at the table for the first time since bargaining talks broke down on February 3, 2014.

March 19, 2014

Hundreds rally for more nurses at Queen’s Park

Hundreds of front-line nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), and nursing students rallied at the provincial legislature today calling for the government to improve patient care by hiring more nurses.

March 17, 2014

Ontario Nurses’ Association President to address regressive contract proposals with members

Hundreds of front-line nurses will hear first-hand details of the plan by Ontario hospitals to roll back their wages and benefits when they meet in Toronto tomorrow and Wednesday.

March 14, 2014

Ontario Nurses' Association says no to concessions that would harm patients

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is warning that contract demands tabled by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) would lead to a nursing crisis reminiscent of the Harris government years. Contract talks broke down when the OHA team walked away from the table, forcing arbitration this weekend. The OHA is proposing unprecedented rollbacks for RNs.

March 13, 2014

Grand River Community Health Centre nurses reach first tentative agreement

Grand River Community Health Centre Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and its Registered Nurse (RN) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and are deeply relieved that there will be no disruption in the valuable services they provide to the residents of Brantford and Brant County.

March 06, 2014

Nurse staffing report finds RNs are unable to provide proper patient care at Rouge Valley Health System

The panel of nursing experts called to investigate registered nurse staffing levels and patient care at Rouge Valley Health System’s post-acute care unit has validated the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s concerns. The panel has found that RNs are unable to provide proper patient care under current conditions and the hospital’s work environment does not support quality nursing practice.

March 04, 2014

Community Health Centre Nurses forced to hold strike vote

Grand River Community Health Centre nurses will hold a strike vote tomorrow and/or may be locked out by their employer on March 11.

March 04, 2014

Registered Nurses call in expert panel to review patient safety, RN staffing levels at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital

Concerned that unsafe registered nurse staffing levels at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital have compromised patient safety and increased workloads to an unsafe level, Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members have called in an Independent Assessment Committee to examine the issues.

February 26, 2014

Ontario Nurses' Association says Humber River Hospital ERs Risky for Patients

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning patients in Toronto that two of the city’s busiest emergency departments remain dangerous places for those seeking care. A full year after an expert panel made 40 recommendations to improve patient care and safety at Humber River Hospital’s emergency departments, the hospital continues to fail to take action.

ONA President

President's Message

I Will Never Give Up - But I Need Your Help!

As your elected President, there is nothing I would have liked more than to be able to announce details of a negotiated hospital-sector agreement this month. Unfortunately, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) had other ideas.

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