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January 29, 2015

Bluewater Health Cuts 39 Registered Nurse Positions: Ontario Nurses’ Association expresses concern for patient safety

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is expressing serious concern for patient care after Bluewater Health announced it is cutting 39 registered nurses.

January 29, 2015

Community Care Access Centre Healthcare Professionals to Hold Strike Votes Tonight

Approximately 3,500 Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) healthcare professionals may be forced to take strike action Friday morning. The employers walked away from mediation and have refused to provide wage increases comparable to the other 57,000 Ontario nurses in hospitals, public health and long-term care facilities.

January 21, 2015

Ontario Nurses' Association says 14 Registered Nurses Cut from Sault Area Hospital will hurt quality patient care

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) says that quality patient care will suffer as Sault Area Hospital cuts 13 full-time registered nurses and one part-time RN.

January 20, 2015

Attacks on Nurses at London Health Sciences Centre Explode in Frequency

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling for immediate action from London Health Sciences Centre and the Ministry of Labour to stop the serious escalation of violent attacks on nurses.

January 20, 2015

Mediation Fails for 10 Ontario Community Care Access Centres

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and the 10 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) where ONA holds bargaining rights, have reached a stalemate after three days of mediation with a provincially appointed conciliator.

January 16, 2015

Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinators May Be Forced to Strike

Ontarians in 10 communities may find barriers to access to home care and admission to long-term care homes later this month as the province's care coordinators including Registered Nurses and Health Team members at 10 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) may be forced to strike.

January 09, 2015

Two More Nurses Assaulted at CAMH This Week

Two more nurses were attacked and injured this week at Toronto’s Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) as the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) continue to raise concerns about growing workplace violence in the healthcare sector.

January 02, 2015

Another nurse beaten at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH); Ministry of Labour, police and crown attorneys must enforce the law

Another registered nurse (RN) was beaten and critically injured while providing nursing care to her patient at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) this week. This workplace violence incident occurred on Monday, December 29, but in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), the employer did not notify the Ministry of Labour until Tuesday, nearly a day later.

December 12, 2014

Ministry of Labour, Police and Crown Must Enforce the Law to Protect Nurses

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU) are urging the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Toronto Police, and Crown attorneys to lay charges against the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for a violent attack that left a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) beaten beyond recognition.

December 08, 2014

Nursing doesn't have to be dangerous work: ONA calls for action after another violent attack

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is pressing the Ministry of Labour to issue charges following yet another violent attack on a nurse at Southlake Regional Health Centre.

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.

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 Dec. 16 HOOPP launches New Members section
Ontario - December 16, 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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