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April 27, 2015

Algoma Public Health Nurses at the Bargaining Table

Sixty-two Algoma Public Health Nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) – will sit down at the bargaining table beginning tomorrow to try to negotiate a fair contract with their employer.

April 23, 2015

Patient Illness, Death Rates Will Climb As Provincial Budget Starves Hospitals

Yet another consecutive year of hospital funding freezes means that registered nurses will be cut, leaving hospital patients in Ontario at an increased risk of complications and even death, says Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA).

April 01, 2015

Grand River Hospital Cuts Registered Nurses to Balance Budget

Grand River Hospital will cut 15 full-time and four part-time registered nurses, a move the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) warns will put patient care at risk. These cuts are in addition to the 13 registered nurse positions and two nurse practitioner positions cut in the fall of 2014. That cut equated to a loss of 30,000 hours of RN and NP care for patients at the Grand River Hospital. The latest round of cuts brings the total hours of RN and NP care lost to 60,000 hours per year.

April 01, 2015

Hospital RN Cuts Hit the GTA: Southlake Regional cuts more than 32,000 hours of RN care

Yet another Ontario hospital is putting its patients well-being at risk by cutting Registered Nurses (RNs) to balance its budget – this time in the Greater Toronto Area.

April 01, 2015

Nurses and Health Professionals with The Espanola and Area Family Health Team Headed to Mediation

Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and other health care professionals, all members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) working for The Espanola and Area Family Health Team, are headed to mediation on April 9 in an effort to avoid a strike.

March 30, 2015

3,000 CCAC Registered Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals finally shown respect as Arbitration decision released

Arbitrator William Kaplan has released an arbitration decision for more than 3,000 Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) registered nurses (RNs) and health professionals.

March 24, 2015

Brockville Registered Nurses Say Looming Job Cuts will Impact Patient Care

Registered Nurses (RNs) at Brockville General Hospital say they are increasingly concerned about the fate of patient care and services as the possibility of RN cuts looms.

March 18, 2015

CHEO Cuts More than 50 Registered Nursing Positions: Patients pay the price for underfunding

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has informed the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) that it is cutting more than 50 registered nursing positions to balance its budget, leaving some of the most ill and vulnerable pediatric patients with less care.

March 18, 2015

RN Cuts at Cambridge Memorial Hospital Will Harm Patient Care: Loss of 22 RN positions means more death and disease for patients

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning residents that Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s new “model of care” will increase the rate of death and disease for patients.

March 13, 2015

Strike Averted as Registered Nurses Ratify Agreement with the Peterborough County-City Health Unit

Public Health Nurses (PHNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) at the Peterborough County-City Health Unit have ratified an agreement with their employer, averting a possible strike and disruption of public health services in the Peterborough community.

March 04, 2015

Registered Nurse Cuts will Harm Patient Care: Quinte Health Care cuts dozens of RNs

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning residents that dozens of registered nurse (RN) cuts at Quinte Health Care will result in less safe patient care.

February 20, 2015

ONA Again Calls on Ministry of Labour to Enforce the Law

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is again publicly calling on the Ministry of Labour to enforce the law and lay charges against the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in relation to a February 2014 assault on a nurse that resulted in her finger being amputated.

ONA President

President's Message

One workplace death is one too many

April 28 is Canada’s National Day of Mourning. ONA joins with our labour partners and other stakeholders to honour those who have died, been injured or made ill from working. This is a time to reflect. At ONA, we honour the lives of our members who have died as a result of their job. We remember registered nurses Tecla Lin and Nelia Laroza who contracted and died of SARS while treating patients, and Lori Dupont who was murdered while working in the recovery room of a Windsor hospital. We take this opportunity to reflect on the thousands of ONA members who have become ill or injured in the workplace.

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