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November 27, 2015

Runnymede Healthcare Registered Nurses Continue Pickets to Protest Cuts to Nursing Hours

Registered Nurses (RNs) from Runnymede Healthcare Centre will be holding an information picket near the hospital at 621 Runnymede on Monday, November 30, from 2-4:30 p.m.

November 23, 2015

Registered Nurses and Social Workers at Haldimand-Norfolk Community Addiction and Mental Health Services Ratify New Collective Agreement

Registered nurses (RNs) and social workers – members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) – have ratified a new collective agreement with Haldimand-Norfolk Community Addiction and Mental Health Services (HN CAMHS).

November 20, 2015

Quinte Health Care Cuts 33 Full-Time, 12 Part-Time Registered Nurses, Risks Patient Safety

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that the management of Quinte Health Care has invented a new magical language to paint a prettier picture of its cuts to registered nurses that threaten the safety of patients needing care.

November 12, 2015

ONA marks 10 years since Lori Dupont, RN murder: ONA continues to advocate for an end to workplace violence

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is marking the 10th anniversary of the brutal workplace murder of Windsor registered nurse, Lori Dupont.

November 10, 2015

Nurses assaulted, Brockville Mental Health Centre fights measures to keep staff safe: Hospital loses divisional court review

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) urges Brockville Mental Health Care management to stop wasting taxpayers' money and end the stall tactics that are continuing to risk staff and patient safety.

November 08, 2015

ONA Celebrates Nurse Practitioner Week Nov. 8 - 14

Members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) are celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week across the province.

November 03, 2015

Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN Re-elected Ontario Nurses' Association President

Members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) have re-elected Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN as their President.

October 22, 2015

Front-line Registered Nurses Say The Truth Hurts. Nurses Know. It's time for a moratorium on RN cuts

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) has launched an ambitious new province-wide campaign to educate the public, enabling them to understand the impact of extensive and serious cuts to their health care.

October 20, 2015

Toronto's Runnymede Healthcare Centre Cuts Registered Nurse Care by Half

Patients at Runnymede Healthcare Centre in Toronto will face an increase risk of suffering complications and even higher death rates in the wake of the hospital's decision to cut its complement of registered nurses (RNs) by half.

October 13, 2015

Chatham-Kent Public Health Nurses Taking Action to Avoid Strike

Forty-two Public Health Nurses working for the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit are taking action in their efforts to avoid a strike, leafleting the community and conducting an email campaign to educate the community and garner support.

September 23, 2015

Auditor-General's CCAC Report: ONA Recommends Enhancing Community Care, Ending Duplication and Cutting Profit out of the System

ONA and its more than 3,500 members working in Community Care Access Centres and home care know that improving quality health-care services to their patients while removing duplication is vital. Any reforms to be made following the release of the Auditor-General's CCAC report must remove the current barriers faced by Care Coordinators, Nurses and Health Professionals who provide direct patient care in order for them to better provide quality home care services to their patients.

September 22, 2015

Registered Nurses and Social Workers at Haldimand-Norfolk Community Addiction & Mental Health Services Heading to Conciliation, Trying to Avoid Strike

Registered nurses (RNs) and social workers are heading to conciliation bargaining on October 7 in an effort to negotiate a new contract and avoid a strike that would force the withdrawal of critical mental health services to their almost 850 patients in their homes.

ONA President

President's Message

Workplace violence is an epidemic: Report it

ONA member Lori Dupont, RN, was brutally murdered at her workplace on November 12, 2005. She was murdered by an anesthetist who worked with her at the Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor. He later committed suicide. Lori's murder had resounding effects on nurses and health-care workers across Ontario. Following this tragedy and an inquest into the events leading up to her murder, Ontario passed Bill 168 – legislation that requires workplaces to recognize workplace violence and harassment and to implement policies and procedures to protect workers. The passage of this legislation five years ago was a start, but it is far from enough. What’s missing is policy enforcement that holds workplace CEOs accountable.

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Update November 24: New HOOPP white paper looks at retirement security in Ontario
Ontario - November 24, 2015

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

Update September 16: Illnesses including MERS CoV etc
Ontario - September 16, 2015

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


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