February 12, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) are celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week across the province.
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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