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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.

June 02, 2016

Ontario Nursing Homes Employers Put Profits Before Nursing Care for Residents

Negotiations have abruptly broken down for more than 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 179 for-profit provincial nursing homes.

May 31, 2016

ONA wins fight for improved safety at Brockville Mental Health Centre

In a major win for the health and safety of registered nurses at work, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has successfully appealed the Ministry of Labour’s non-issuance of specific orders to improve the safety and security of RNs and other front-line health-care workers in the forensic treatment unit at Brockville Mental Health Centre.

May 27, 2016

Expert Nursing Panel Makes 91 Recommendations to Improve Patient Care at Sault Area Hospital

An independent panel of nursing experts has made an unprecedented 91 recommendations to improve patient care in the 3C Acute Medical Short Stay Unit at Sault Area Hospital.

May 17, 2016

Ministry of Labour Prosecution of Brockville Mental Health Centre Set to Begin Tomorrow

The Ministry of Labour prosecution of Brockville Mental Health Centre is set to begin tomorrow. The Ministry of Labour charged Brockville Mental Health Centre with five infractions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to protect its workers. The charges were laid by the Ministry of Labour in December 2014 and stem from an incident in 2014 when a nurse was stabbed multiple times by a patient.

May 09, 2016

ONA, NDP Call for Moratorium on RN Cuts:Ontario has second-worst RN-to-population ratio in Canada

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and the provincial NDP called on the government to implement an immediate moratorium on cuts to registered nurse (RN) positions today.

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President's Message

Email your MPP and stand up for nurses - we will not be muzzled!

Earlier this month, ONA received some much-needed good news. Two completely separate independent expert nursing panel hearings at opposite ends of the province took place over the past several months and handed down their reports in June. Both panels agreed with ONA’s recommendations about patient care at the two hospitals.

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