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November 28, 2014

Nurses Laud Labour Board Decision on Workplace Violence Charges

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is applauding an Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) interim order to heighten security for staff at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG), Brockville Hospital Mental Health Centre B4 Unit.

November 25, 2014

ONA pleased with charges against Royal Ottawa Health Care Group: Trial continues this week

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is pleased that Royal Ottawa Health Care Group is at trial this week, facing three charges from the Ministry of Labour for failing to keep staff safe. The charges stem from an incident at the Royal Ottawa Place Recovery Program in which nurses suffered injuries due to an attack at work.

November 20, 2014

Ontario Nurses’ Association Members to Join Rally to Stop Private Clinics

About 100 registered nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – will join an Ontario Health Coalition rally to stop private clinics and save local public hospitals tomorrow.

November 19, 2014

Front-Line RNs to hear from Marshall Ganz Tomorrow

One thousand front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals attending the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) 2014 Biennial Convention will hear from Marshall Ganz tomorrow.

November 18, 2014

Ontario Nurses’ Association Members in Toronto to hear from Craig Kielburger tomorrow at ONA Biennial Convention

Registered nurses and allied health professionals from across Ontario will hear a presentation from activist Craig Kielburger tomorrow morning when he delivers a presentation to Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members.

November 17, 2014

Ontario Nurses’ Association Members in Toronto for 2014 Biennial Convention

One thousand front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals will be gathered in Toronto this week to attend the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) 2014 Biennial Convention.

November 13, 2014

Middlesex-London Health Unit Reach Tentative Agreement

Middlesex-London Health Unit Public Health Nurses (PHNs) reached a tentative agreement with their employer during a mediation session yesterday.
 

November 12, 2014

Middlesex-London Health Unit Nurses in Mediation Today: Legal strike date is tomorrow

Public Health Nurses (PHNs) working at the Middlesex-London Health Unit are in mediation talks today in an effort to reach a new contract and avoid a lock-out or strike that would harm the community.

November 04, 2014

ONA Nurses to Hold Information Picket: RNs want to raise awareness that long-term care bed transfer mean RN cuts

Registered nurses working at St. Olga’s LifeCare Centre and Cama Woodlands long-term care facilities will hold information pickets this Wednesday in Hamilton and Thursday in Burlington.

November 01, 2014

Guelph Community Health Centre Nurses Need Your Support

The Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Registered Nurse (RN) caring for patients at the Guelph Community Health Centre (CHC) are asking the community to support them and the valuable services they provide to their patients.

October 23, 2014

RN Nursing Jobs, Services Cut as Leamington District Memorial Hospital Closes OB/GYN Unit

The province is losing another 15 registered nurse positions and another hospital service following the decision by Leamington District Memorial Hospital’s board of directors  to close its obstetrics and gynecological unit next March.

October 17, 2014

Media Statement on Ebola Preparedness from ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is encouraged by plans announced by Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins today to employ all appropriate precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of Ontario's nurses.

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President's Message

ONA continues to advocate to for health-care workers regarding Ebola readiness

Ontarians in many communities have been unnecessarily alarmed by news that a potential Ebola patient is in their local hospital. The suspected cases underscored the necessity of our health-care facilities to be Ebola-ready and our registered nurses and allied health professionals properly trained and protected.

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Update Nov. 25 HOOPP launches New Members section
Ontario - November 25, 2014

Read details about HOOPP's new members page, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) which was amended to introduce three new types of job-protected statutory leaves including: Family Caregiver Leave, Critically Ill Child Care Leave, Crime-Related Child Death and Disappearance Leave, and much more.

Update Oct. 17 Illnesses including MERS CoV, EVD68 etc
Ontario - October 17, 2014

Recent infectious disease alerts have been issued from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Ontario. The alerts include information on Enterovirus D68, Measles and MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.

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