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October 24, 2016

Registered Nurse Severely Beaten: Ontario Nurses’ Association says CAMH continues to fail staff

Ontario Nurses’ Association First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN, says she is “beyond angry, frustrated and appalled” at the weekend beating of a registered nurse working to provide care at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) here in Toronto.

October 11, 2016

The Truth Hurts: ONA Launches New Wave of Public Awareness Ads

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is again taking its concerns to the public about prolonged registered nurse (RN) cuts in the province’s hospitals to illustrate the significant impact that RN cuts are having on patients.

September 07, 2016

Ontario Hospital-Sector RNs Forced into Arbitration, Receive Award Decision Today

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’s Front-Line RNs Celebrate Labour Day

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

London RNs Raise Awareness of Cuts to Patient Care

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 to Meet Premier Wynne at Premiers’ Conference

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

ONA says CAMH guilty plea a start, but workplace violence continues

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

ONA appalled by decision to dismiss all charges in Royal Ottawa Mental Health Workplace Attacks

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

RNs Say Windsor Regional Hospital in Chaos: RN shifts not covered, more RN hours being cut

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.

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President's Message

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:

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Update April 11: Check out the Spring 2016 issue of HOOPP's "Pensions in Perspective" newsletter
Ontario - April 11, 2016

Find the latest news, publications, and much more from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and OMERS.

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Ontario - September 15, 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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