September 07, 2016
This morning, an arbitrator released the award for Ontario’s approximately 50,000 registered nurses (RNs) working in the hospital sector. The award sets the wages, benefits and working conditions for RNs working in public general hospitals who are members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA).
September 02, 2016
Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members will gather to mark Labour Day 2016 in cities across the province this weekend. Front-line registered nurses (RNs) and allied health professionals will march in Labour Day parades and participate in events to show their solidarity.
July 29, 2016
Registered nurses (RNs) from London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) are rallying at an information picket today to raise public awareness of cuts to RN care that they say has left patients waiting too long and comprised care quality.
July 21, 2016
Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN, is looking forward to having an opportunity to discuss Ontario’s health-care system with Premier Kathleen Wynne this morning in Whitehorse.
July 18, 2016
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says that the guilty plea to one of four charges against the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to Ministry of Labour charges of failing to keep workers safe is a start, but that workplace violence continues.
July 15, 2016
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is “truly appalled” that charges have been dismissed against the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, part of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group.
June 21, 2016
St. Joseph’s Care Group Announces Cuts to Registered Nurses: Hospital Site Cuts 12 Full-Time, 14 Part-Time RNs
Patients will again pay the price when St. Joseph’s Care Group’s hospital site in Thunder Bay cuts 12 full-time registered nurses (RNs) and 14 part-time RNs in a variety of units.
June 20, 2016
Expert Nursing Panel Makes 18 Recommendations to Improve Care for Hemodialysis Patients at Humber River Hospital
An independent panel of nursing experts has made 18 long-awaited recommendations to improve care at Humber River Hospital’s Hemodialysis Unit, where registered nurses (RNs) – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – have been raising professional responsibility concerns since 2011.
June 13, 2016
Registered nurses (RNs) at Windsor Regional Hospital say the hospital is in chaos as the June 15 date for cutting 169 RN positions – and the likelihood of more RN cuts – looms.
Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members say that nursing schedules are being posted late and with gaps in schedules where base staffing needs are not being met.
June 13, 2016
Grand River CHC Nurses Say Employer Intends to Redirect Funds to Building Costs, Cut a Nurse Practitioner
The Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) working for the Grand River Community Health Centre – and hoping to avoid a strike – have set a date for conciliation in their efforts to reach a new collective agreement.
June 02, 2016
Negotiations have abruptly broken down for more than 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 179 for-profit provincial nursing homes.
May 31, 2016
In a major win for the health and safety of registered nurses at work, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has successfully appealed the Ministry of Labour’s non-issuance of specific orders to improve the safety and security of RNs and other front-line health-care workers in the forensic treatment unit at Brockville Mental Health Centre.
The latest news on bargaining - plus more news you need to know
With Labour Day just passed, ONA’s leaders and staff are busy preparing for an active autumn. Here is a small sample of what’s in store for ONA members in the last quarter of 2016:
Update April 11: Check out the Spring 2016 issue of HOOPP's "Pensions in Perspective" newsletter
Find the latest news, publications, and much more from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and OMERS.
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