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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.

February 17, 2015

Peterborough County City Health Unit Nurses Poised to Strike

Public Health nurses and registered nurses at the Peterborough County City Health Unit have voted in favour of strike action. The 32 public health and RNs – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Local 3 – will be in a legal strike position as of March 13, 2015.

February 15, 2015

CCAC employers remain unwilling to negotiate a fair deal: Contract for RNs and health professionals will be sent to arbitration

More than 3,000 Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) registered nurses (RNs) and health professionals will resume providing health care to their patients and the community on Tuesday. The ongoing labour dispute with nine CCAC employers will now be sent to arbitration.

February 13, 2015

CCAC Talks: Ministry of Health Urges Bargaining and Arbitration as Employers Continue to Thumb Their Noses at Patient Suffering

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) believes that the highly paid CEOs of nine Ontario Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) have been thumbing their noses at patient suffering and their own staff during a two-week labour dispute with 3,000 ONA RNs and health professionals.

February 12, 2015

Striking CCAC RNs and Health Professionals Ask How Long Government Will Allow Patients to Suffer

Striking Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) registered nurses and health professionals across Ontario say that the health-care system is in chaos and patients are suffering. Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN and 3,000 CCAC RNs and health professionals are asking how long the provincial government intends to allow patients to suffer and taxpayers’ dollars to be needlessly wasted as the strike continues. Costs to other parts of the health-care system are adding up and patient horror stories continue.

February 11, 2015

Hundreds of Striking ONA CCAC Health Professionals to Hold Vigil and Rally in Toronto Thursday

Hundreds of striking Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members who work as health professionals in Ontario’s Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) will gather in front of the Ministry of Labour in Toronto Thursday morning for a vigil and then a rally.

February 10, 2015

St. Francis Memorial Hospital Cuts More Registered Nurses

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Provincial President Linda Haslam-Stroud says that another cut to registered nurses at St. Francis Memorial Hospital will be “absolutely devastating” to patient care, and possibly the future of the hospital.

February 10, 2015

Ontario Nurses’ Association Launches Radio Ads as CCAC Strike Continues

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has launched radio ads across much of the province as the strike by approximately 3,000 CCAC Care Coordinators and Health Professionals enters its second full week. The radio ads are airing as ONA hears horror stories from patients from across the province

February 08, 2015

Strike Update: Home Care System, Hospitals Experiencing Chaos as CCAC Strike Continues: Contingency Plans Failing Patients

Ontario’s home care system is descending into chaos as patient horror stories from across the province pile up. As thousands of Community Care Access Centre health professionals continue to walk the picket lines in the second full week of the strike, ONA is hearing firsthand of patient horror stories that call into question the assurances of CCAC CEOs that all is well.

February 06, 2015

Nursing Home RNs Respected – Receive Wage Increases: “Shameful” that CCAC employers not settling with their health professionals

Three thousand registered nurses, registered practical nurses and allied health professionals working in Ontario nursing homes have a new two-year agreement that provides them with wage increases in both years – and is a stark contrast with the offer provided to Community Care Access Centre health professionals.

February 06, 2015

ONA Nursing Home RNs, ONA Leaders Rally in Support of Striking CCAC Health Professionals

Hundreds of registered nurses from across Ontario who work in nursing homes and nursing leaders from the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) will join President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, CFNU President Linda Silas, RN and striking Central CCAC workers on the picket lines today in rallies at two sites to show their support.

ONA President

President's Message

ONA members to stand together in our quest for a fair collective agreement for our CCAC members

The Theme of the 2014 ONA Biennial Convention was I’m In! Stronger Together. ONA is under attack at the bargaining table by our CCAC employers and it has never been more important for ONA members to stand together and unite in our quest for a fair and reasonable collective agreement.

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Update March 2: The latest editions of HOOPP's "Pensions in Perspective" newsletter is now available
Ontario - March 02, 2015

Read details about HOOPP's latest publications, their new members page, amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) , and much more.

Update Feb. 17 Illnesses including MERS CoV, EVD68 etc
Ontario - February 17, 2015

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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