May 17, 2013
New information about the latest cuts of RNs at The Scarborough Hospital is further evidence that the Ontario government is cutting health care. The Ontario Nurses' Association is calling for a province-wide moratorium on the elimination of nursing positions.
May 14, 2013
Independent nursing panel makes 68 recommendations to improve care at Lakeridge Health Emergency Department
The Independent Assessment Committee called in by the Ontario Nurses’ Association has made 68 recommendations to address the concerns of registered nurses about staffing in Lakeridge Health Oshawa’s ER.
May 10, 2013
In the quest to cut costs and balance hospital budgets, Ontario hospitals are sacrificing the health of registered nurses, according to new research.
May 09, 2013
Emergency room registered nurses at Sault Area Hospital support management’s decision to increase RN staffing at the Sault Area Hospital’s emergency department.
May 02, 2013
“The cuts being made to hospitals in the government’s road to health care reform will leave sinkholes that will hurt patients,” says Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association.
May 02, 2013
Sixty-thousand Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members are preparing to celebrate the invaluable contributions nurses make to health care as Nursing Week 2013 approaches.
April 25, 2013
Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members and directors will participate in Day of Mourning ceremonies across Ontario tomorrow.
April 24, 2013
More Registered Nurses Cut from The Ottawa Hospital: RNs gravely concerned as 25 more nursing cuts announced
Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members are gravely concerned about the impact on patient care following the announcement of an additional 25 full-time-equivalent RN cuts at The Ottawa Hospital.
April 18, 2013
ONA calls on Humber River Hospital to improve patient care by swiftly implementing Independent Assessment Committee report
ONA is calling on Humber River Hospital to implement recommendations from a recent Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) as quickly as possible to ensure registered nurses in the emergency departments of the Church and Finch Street sites are able to provide safe patient care.
April 15, 2013
The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPAN©) has added its voice to that of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) in calling on Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital to reinstate registered nurses in the Surgical Pre-admission Clinic. This is the unit where patients are prepared for surgery and assessed for possible surgical and anesthetic risks.
April 05, 2013
ICU registered nurses at Kingston General Hospital call for an independent committee to review patient safety
Registered nurses are concerned about unsafe RN staffing levels and patient safety at Kingston General Hospital’s intensive care unit and have taken the relatively rare step of calling for an Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) to review the situation.
March 18, 2013
Lakeridge Health registered nurses call in independent committee to review patient safety, staffing in emergency department
The registered nurses who are concerned about unsafe RN staffing levels and patient safety at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa emergency department have called in an Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) to review the issues.
Celebrate Nursing Week 2013!
On behalf of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Board of Directors, I would like to convey my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes during Nursing Week 2013 – May 6-12.
The Ontario Nurses' Association is committed to providing you with updates and directives about the H7N9 Avian Influenza. If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please consult with your Bargaining Unit President.
Read important info about H7N9 Avian Influenza
Read important information regarding the Avian Influenza A H7N9, including guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Arlene King.
Nurses’ vision for workers' rights and a secure future
Over the last few months, Tim Hudak and the Progressive Conservative party have released a series of White Papers that set out their proposed policy prescriptions for Ontario.
More recently, Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington and PC labour critic introduced three private member’s bills (62, 63 and 64) that, if passed, would threaten workers' rights, union security, and fundamentally undermine labour relations in Ontario.
On May 6, Tim Hudak, leader of the Progressive Conservatives summarized his party’s vision for Ontario in his speech to the legislature as part of the debate on the Ontario budget and attacked a secure future for workers through defined benefit pension plans.
Taken together, Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives want to eliminate a democratic and collective voice for nurses in their workplace and for all other Ontario workers, and destroy the possibility of a secure future in retirement for nurses after a lifetime of work on behalf of our patients.
Nurses have an alternative vision for worker rights and challenge political parties to build an Ontario with a secure future.
My Ontario respects the democratic right to negotiate our terms and conditions of work, which directly impact on my ability to provide safe and quality care.
Unions have always been a positive force in our society and play a valuable role defending and advancing the rights of workers in Ontario.
Nurses and other workers, through their unions, have a collective voice at work and a democratic venue to fight for equality, fair treatment, economic security and safe working conditions.
My Ontario provides for a fair wage arbitration system that represents a balanced trade-off for nurses and other workers who do not have the right to strike.
My Ontario does not incite dues evasion that encourages people to take something without paying for it. It’s unethical. It promotes free-riders. Free riders force other workers to pay more or accept less.
My Ontario includes a secure future for nurses and all workers through a defined benefit pension plan.
As a nurse, I have made retirement planning a priority throughout my working career. My union has made pensions a bargaining priority.
My employer and I have made the necessary contributions for the sustainability of our pension plan. Our contributions have been properly and ethically invested and managed at a very reasonable cost.
My plan is fully funded now and into the foreseeable future.
My retirement planning is not subject to the vagaries of the financial markets and interest rates – I can predict with relative certainty my retirement income.
After a lifetime of caring for Ontarians, I am able to retire with dignity and continue to provide for my family and loved ones.
I sleep better at night knowing my retirement future is secure.
This is the Ontario that I wish for all Ontarians. This is my challenge. If you agree with me, please take action and send a message to your MPP.
Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN
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