ONA pleased with charges against Royal Ottawa Health Care Group: Trial continues this week
Ottawa - November 25, 2014

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.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Members to Join Rally to Stop Private Clinics
Toronto - November 20, 2014

About 100 registered nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – will join an Ontario Health Coalition rally to stop private clinics and save local public hospitals tomorrow.

Front-Line RNs to hear from Marshall Ganz Tomorrow
Toronto - November 19, 2014

One thousand front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals attending the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) 2014 Biennial Convention will hear from Marshall Ganz tomorrow.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Members in Toronto to hear from Craig Kielburger tomorrow at ONA Biennial Convention
Toronto - November 18, 2014

Registered nurses and allied health professionals from across Ontario will hear a presentation from activist Craig Kielburger tomorrow morning when he delivers a presentation to Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Members in Toronto for 2014 Biennial Convention
Toronto - November 17, 2014

One thousand front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals will be gathered in Toronto this week to attend the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) 2014 Biennial Convention.

Middlesex-London Health Unit Reach Tentative Agreement
London - November 13, 2014

Middlesex-London Health Unit Public Health Nurses (PHNs) reached a tentative agreement with their employer during a mediation session yesterday.
 

Middlesex-London Health Unit Nurses in Mediation Today: Legal strike date is tomorrow
London - November 12, 2014

Public Health Nurses (PHNs) working at the Middlesex-London Health Unit are in mediation talks today in an effort to reach a new contract and avoid a lock-out or strike that would harm the community.

ONA Nurses to Hold Information Picket: RNs want to raise awareness that long-term care bed transfer mean RN cuts
Hamilton-Burlington - November 04, 2014

Registered nurses working at St. Olga’s LifeCare Centre and Cama Woodlands long-term care facilities will hold information pickets this Wednesday in Hamilton and Thursday in Burlington.

Guelph Community Health Centre Nurses Need Your Support
Guelph - November 01, 2014

The Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Registered Nurse (RN) caring for patients at the Guelph Community Health Centre (CHC) are asking the community to support them and the valuable services they provide to their patients.

Media Advisory: Community Health Centre Nurses to Hold Information Picket this Weekend
Guelph - October 30, 2014

Media Advisory: The Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Registered Nurse (RN) working at Guelph’s Community Health Centre (CHC) are asking for the community to come out and support them as they hold an information picket on Saturday.

RN Nursing Jobs, Services Cut as Leamington District Memorial Hospital Closes OB/GYN Unit
Leamington - October 23, 2014

The province is losing another 15 registered nurse positions and another hospital service following the decision by Leamington District Memorial Hospital’s board of directors  to close its obstetrics and gynecological unit next March.

Media Statement on Ebola Preparedness from ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud
Toronto - October 17, 2014

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is encouraged by plans announced by Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins today to employ all appropriate precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of Ontario's nurses.

Middlesex-London Health Unit Nurses’ Strike Deadline Looms
London - October 16, 2014

Public Health Nurses (PHNs) working at the Middlesex-London Health Unit are scheduled to head to mediation talks on November 12 in pursuit of a new contract. The PHNs have been negotiating a new contract with their employer since May and have a legal strike deadline of November 13.

Guelph Community Health Centre Nurse Practitioners at Conciliation
Guelph - October 03, 2014

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) working at Guelph’s Community Health Centre (CHC) are preparing for their second day of conciliated negotiations with their employer, seeking to catch up as the inflation rate has quickly exceeded their wage increases.

Registered Nurses at St. Joseph’s Health Care London Choose Ontario Nurses’ Association as their union
London - October 02, 2014

Registered nurses (RNs) at St. Joseph’s Health Care – London have voted to make the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) their union by an overwhelming 87 per cent.

For-profit nursing home management demands registered nurse cuts
- September 29, 2014

Mediation between Ontario's 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 168 for-profit nursing homes has ended following the private nursing homes’ demand to gut nurse staffing for our residents.

ONA launches new campaign: Radio ads raise awareness of value, role of CCAC Care Coordinators
Ontario - September 29, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) will begin airing ads on Belleville radio today to raise awareness of the value and role of the area’s registered nurses and allied health professionals working as Community Care Access Centre Care Coordinators.

Statement on Ontario Nurses’ Association Chief Executive Officer
Toronto - September 09, 2014

Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), released a statement on the appointment of Michael Balagus as chief of staff to Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Andrea Horwath.

Ontario Nurses’ President Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, where 58 RN positions have been cut
Hamilton - September 02, 2014

Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) took the ALS ice bucket challenge today in front of the Charlton campus of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to protest registered nursing cuts.

Expert Nursing Panel Says RN Staffing Resources “Inadequate” at Humber River Hospital Endoscopy Units
Toronto - August 27, 2014

An independent panel of nursing experts has concluded that the registered nurse (RN) staffing levels at Humber River Hospital’s two endoscopy units are inadequate and has made 32 recommendations to improve patient care.

ONA applauds Ontario government’s efforts to protect our blood supply system
Toronto - July 23, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) supports the Ontario government’s plans to re-table legislation that would prevent the introduction of for-profit blood plasma clinics, however Registered Nurses (RNs) have ongoing concerns regarding screening of donors in Ontario.

Ontario Nurses’ Association says patients need appropriate hospital funding and RN staffing improvements
Toronto - July 14, 2014

The reintroduction of a provincial budget identical to the May 1st budget has the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) calling for a review of hospital funding to ensure safe, quality patient care. ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says that while increases to community care funding are welcome, they cannot continue to come at the expense of already-underfunded hospitals.

Expert Panel Makes 32 Recommendations to Improve Care at Erie St. Clair CCAC
Windsor-Chatham-Sarnia - July 11, 2014

An independent panel of nursing experts called in to examine patient care and access to community services, staffing levels and safety concerns at the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has released 32 recommendations in its report on improving care.

Nursing Homes Provincial Contract Talks Break Down: No settlement for RNs working in Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes
Ontario - July 07, 2014

Negotiations have broken down for Ontario’s 3,000 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and allied health professionals working in 174 for-profit nursing homes.

Expert Nursing Panel Looks at Humber River Hospital: Nurses say RN staffing levels unsafe, a risk to patients
Toronto - June 19, 2014

Members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) working at Humber River Hospital have called in an expert panel to examine registered nursing staffing levels, fragmentation of patient care, improper staff support and an incorrect use of skill mix for the type of patient.

Unsafe Staffing Levels at Erie St. Clair CCAC: Care Coordinators call in expert panel to make recommendations
Windsor-Chatham-Sarnia - June 18, 2014

Care Coordinators who are concerned about patient care and access to community services, staffing levels and patient safety at the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (ESC-CCAC) have called in an Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) to review the issues. While IAC panels have addressed issues in other health care facilities, this is the first time a panel has been called on to resolve CCAC issues.

Ontario nurses take action: Nurses leaflet communities to urge voters to choose care, not cuts
London - June 02, 2014

Nurses in the London area will be out in the community today to hand out leaflets urging voters to choose care, not cuts in this provincial election. The nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – are in London to participate in ONA’s Leadership Development Program. The nurses are handing out leaflets that point out that Ontario doesn’t have enough registered nurses, and that Tim Hudak’s cuts will worsen the situation and harm our patients’ care.

Ontario Nurses’ website urges voters to choose care, not cuts
Ontario - May 29, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has updated its morenurses.ca website to urge voters to choose care, not cuts in the upcoming provincial election. The website – www.morenurses.ca – complements ONA’s radio ads that note that PC Leader Tim Hudak’s election promises that could harm nursing care in Ontario – and include cutting nurses’ pensions, increasing their workloads and freezing their pay.

Hudak PCs Attack Ontario Nurses: Open letter designed to intimidate, silence RN concerns
Ontario - May 25, 2014

PC boss Tim Hudak’s health critic, Christine Elliott, attacked Ontario front-line registered nurses and their union – the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – on Friday, denying that the PC’s plans for cuts would hurt patients and cut nursing jobs.

Ontario registered nurses urge voters to choose care, not cuts in new radio ads
Ontario - May 21, 2014

Ontario nurses deeply concerned about threats to health care emerging during this election are urging voters to “choose care, not cuts” in a new radio ad campaign launching today.

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN likens ONA’s 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals to a sleeping giant, galvanized by threats to health care and nurses posed by PC Leader Tim Hudak’s campaign platform.

More Nurses, Better Care: Ontario Nurses' Association celebrates Nursing Week 2014
Ontario - May 12, 2014

Ontario Nurses’ Association members and nursing student affiliate members are poised to celebrate Nursing Week 2014.

Independent Nursing Panel Recommends Increasing RN Care Needed at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
Nipigon - May 05, 2014

Residents of Nipigon will be pleased to hear that an independent panel of nursing experts has recommended that more registered nursing (RN) hours be added to care for patients in the acute care unit, emergency department and chronic unit at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital, and that an RN be added to act as a transport nurse.

Ontario Registered Nurses Receive Hospital-Sector Arbitration Award
Toronto - May 02, 2014

Approximately 58,000 registered nurses working in Ontario hospitals – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), have received an arbitration decision, resolving a dispute with Ontario hospitals over the nurses’ collective agreement.

Provincial Budget: Ontario Nurses’ Association Says Patients Need Increased Hospital Funding
Toronto - May 01, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) remains deeply concerned by the continuing flatlining of funding of Ontario hospitals. ONA welcomes the budget’s funding for community health care, but President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says it must not come at the expense of already-underfunded hospitals.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Marks National Day of Mourning
- April 28, 2014

Ontario registered nurses (RNs) and allied health professionals will mark the National Day of Mourning today at events being held across the province.

ONA mourns passing of founding CEO Anne S. Gribben
Ontario - April 02, 2014

The 60,000 registered nurses (RNs), allied health professionals and affiliated nursing students of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) are saddened to learn of the passing of founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anne S. Gribben, who died peacefully on March 28, 2014.

Ontario nurses demand Harper government sign Health Accord to address nursing gap
Toronto - March 28, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling on Stephen Harper’s federal government to move on a new national Health Accord that will help Ontario address a nursing gap that puts the province second last in the country in the registered nurse (RN)-to-population ratio.

Thunder Bay public health nurses reach tentative agreement
Thunder Bay - March 26, 2014

Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the employer. The 58 Public Health Nurses and Thunder Bay District Health Unit reached the tentative agreement yesterday with the assistance of a conciliator.

Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses back at the bargaining table
Thunder Bay - March 24, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association and Thunder Bay District Public Health Unit Nurses will resume negotiations with the employer tomorrow. The 58 Public Health Nurses – the lowest-paid in all of Ontario and without a contract for more than one year – are pleased to be back at the table for the first time since bargaining talks broke down on February 3, 2014.

Hundreds rally for more nurses at Queen’s Park
Toronto - March 19, 2014

Hundreds of front-line nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), and nursing students rallied at the provincial legislature today calling for the government to improve patient care by hiring more nurses.

Ontario Nurses’ Association President to address regressive contract proposals with members
Toronto - March 17, 2014

Hundreds of front-line nurses will hear first-hand details of the plan by Ontario hospitals to roll back their wages and benefits when they meet in Toronto tomorrow and Wednesday.

Ontario Nurses' Association says no to concessions that would harm patients
Toronto - March 14, 2014

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is warning that contract demands tabled by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) would lead to a nursing crisis reminiscent of the Harris government years. Contract talks broke down when the OHA team walked away from the table, forcing arbitration this weekend. The OHA is proposing unprecedented rollbacks for RNs.

Grand River Community Health Centre nurses reach first tentative agreement
Brantford - March 13, 2014

Grand River Community Health Centre Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and its Registered Nurse (RN) have reached a tentative agreement with their employer and are deeply relieved that there will be no disruption in the valuable services they provide to the residents of Brantford and Brant County.

Nurse staffing report finds RNs are unable to provide proper patient care at Rouge Valley Health System
Toronto - March 06, 2014

The panel of nursing experts called to investigate registered nurse staffing levels and patient care at Rouge Valley Health System’s post-acute care unit has validated the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s concerns. The panel has found that RNs are unable to provide proper patient care under current conditions and the hospital’s work environment does not support quality nursing practice.

Community Health Centre Nurses forced to hold strike vote
Brantford - March 04, 2014

Grand River Community Health Centre nurses will hold a strike vote tomorrow and/or may be locked out by their employer on March 11.

Registered Nurses call in expert panel to review patient safety, RN staffing levels at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
Nipigon - March 04, 2014

Concerned that unsafe registered nurse staffing levels at Nipigon District Memorial Hospital have compromised patient safety and increased workloads to an unsafe level, Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members have called in an Independent Assessment Committee to examine the issues.

Ontario Nurses' Association says Humber River Hospital ERs Risky for Patients
- February 26, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning patients in Toronto that two of the city’s busiest emergency departments remain dangerous places for those seeking care. A full year after an expert panel made 40 recommendations to improve patient care and safety at Humber River Hospital’s emergency departments, the hospital continues to fail to take action.

Local registered nurse stars in new TV commercial
Brampton - February 20, 2014

A registered nurse from Brampton is one of several Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members starring in a new television commercial calling for an end to RN cuts now airing in the city and across Ontario.

Thunder Bay public health nurses the lowest paid in Ontario
Thunder Bay - February 19, 2014

Thunder Bay District Public Health Unit Nurses (PHNs) are the lowest-paid public health nurses in Ontario and have been without a contract for more than one year. The 58 PHNs – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – spent their lunch breaks holding an information picket outside the health unit building today, asking the public for support.

Local registered nurse stars in new TV commercial
Kingston - February 18, 2014

A registered nurse from Kingston is one of several Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members starring in a new television commercial calling for an end to RN cuts now airing in the city and across Ontario.

More Nurses for Ontario, Not Cuts: ONA calls for better, safer care
Toronto - February 10, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says more registered nurses and better, safer care are needed for our patients in Ontario, not more nursing cuts. ONA launched a new ad campaign today to raise awareness of the need for more registered nurses for the province.

Charges against hospital in violent workplace attack are long overdue, says ONA
Ottawa - January 30, 2014

Workplace violence legislation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) is finally bearing fruit as an Ontario hospital heads to trial in November 2014 for charges filed under the Act, says the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA).

ONA calls for LHINs to put quality care back on the agenda, halt health care privatization
Hamilton - January 28, 2014

Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) must stop cutting the quality and safety of health care and sending public services to for-profit companies, said the President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today.

Ontario Nurses’ Association calls on government to end RN cuts and hospital underfunding
Kingston - January 23, 2014

ONA Board member Anne Clark, RN and ONA Local 99 member Cathryn Hoy, RN, spoke about both the implications of hospital underfunding and the specific impact on patients in both the Ottawa area and at Kingston General Hospital.

ONA calls on government to end RN cuts and hospital underfunding
Thunder Bay - January 21, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today called on the provincial government to end the underfunding of Ontario hospitals and cuts to RN positions. In keeping with the government’s signal that it wants to focus on job creation, ONA is also calling for funding of a multi-year action plan to hire and maintain registered nursing positions in all health care sectors.

Ontario Nurses’ Association calls on government to end RN cuts and hospital underfunding
Sarnia - January 20, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today called on the provincial government to end the underfunding of Ontario hospitals and cuts to RN positions. In keeping with the government’s signal that it wants to focus on job creation, ONA is also calling for funding of a multi-year action plan to hire and maintain registered nursing positions in all health care sectors.

ONA calls on government to end RN cuts and hospital underfunding
Toronto - January 16, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today called on the provincial government to end the underfunding of Ontario hospitals and cuts to RN positions. In keeping with the government’s signal that it wants to focus on job creation, ONA is also calling for funding of a multi-year action plan to hire and maintain registered nursing positions in all health care sectors.

ONA calls on government to end RN cuts and hospital underfunding
Oakville - January 14, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today called on the provincial government to end the underfunding of Ontario hospitals and cuts to RN positions. In keeping with the government’s signal that it wants to focus on job creation, ONA is also calling for funding of a multi-year action plan to hire and maintain registered nursing positions.

Ontario Nurses’ Association calls on government to end RN cuts, fund more nursing jobs
Kitchener - January 13, 2014

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) today called on the provincial government to end the underfunding of Ontario hospitals and cuts to RN positions. In keeping with the government’s signal that it wants to focus on job creation, ONA also called for a multi-year action plan to hire and maintain RN positions, and to fund a minimum staffing standard in long-term care to keep residents safer and healthier.

Patients at Risk at Rouge Valley Health System
Toronto - January 06, 2014

Registered nurses (RNs) have identified continuing professional practice and workload concerns affecting patient care at Rouge Valley Health System’s post-acute care unit. Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members have now taken the next step and called in an Independent Assessment Committee to examine RN staffing levels and make recommendations.

Flu Prevention is More than a Shot in the Arm
Ontario - December 10, 2013

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has launched a new ad campaign in several Ontario communities that calls for an end to the stigmatization of nurses who choose not to have a flu vaccine. ONA is also calling for the provincial government to work collaboratively to develop a province-wide, comprehensive and truly effective policy to fight the spread of influenza.

Stopping Long-Term Care Home Violence
Ontario - November 20, 2013

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says that violence in Ontario’s long-term care facilities can be significantly reduced by implementing the recommendations from past coroners’ inquests into the same issue.

The Elderly Deserve Dignified and Respectful Care
Toronto - October 18, 2013

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling for a funded and regulated minimum standard of an average of four hours of care per resident/per day of nursing and personal care for residents of Ontario long-term care facilities.

Ontario Nurses Support Legal Aid Lawyers’ Effort to Join a Union
Toronto - October 18, 2013

This afternoon, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), Canada’s largest nurses’ union, will join lawyers employed by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) in a rally at the provincial government agency’s head office.

Ontario Nurses’ Association calls for an immediate moratorium on RN cuts
Toronto - October 10, 2013

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling for an immediate moratorium on registered nursing cuts in the province. A new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is showing that Ontario has the second-lowest ratio of registered nurses to population in the country tells an alarming story for patient care.

ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud to serve a record sixth term
Ontario - September 05, 2013

Passionate health care advocate, political activist and Hamilton renal transplant nurse Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, has been acclaimed to serve a record sixth two-year term as Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President.

Nurses Are Being Beaten: It’s Time to Stop Workplace Violence
Toronto - July 23, 2013

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is calling for a meeting with the Premier and Ministry of Health to work together with the union to develop strategies to keep nurses safe on the job.

Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health Nurses Concerned About Health Unit Closure; Year-round access a must
Haldimand-Norfolk - July 04, 2013

Public Health Nurses working for the Corporation of Norfolk County’s health unit say they are deeply concerned with the impact on the community of the decision to close health and social services offices between Christmas and New Year’s, 2013.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Seeks Criminal Charges Against Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket - July 03, 2013

Believing that Southlake Regional Health Centre has shown a wanton disregard for the safety of its nurses that has resulted in a predictable and preventable attack on ER staff, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is seeking criminal charges against the hospital.

Independent panel makes 56 recommendations to fix nursing workload concerns at Kingston General Hospital ICU
Kingston - June 11, 2013

The Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) called in by the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has made 56 recommendations to address the concerns of registered nurses about staffing and workload in Kingston General’s ICU.

Ontario Nurses’ Association President Wins National Nursing Leadership Award
Toronto - June 06, 2013

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, has been honoured with the top award of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) in recognition of her many years of effective leadership and advocacy work.

What a difference a week makes
Scarborough - May 17, 2013

New information about the latest cuts of RNs at The Scarborough Hospital is further evidence that the Ontario government is cutting health care. The Ontario Nurses' Association is calling for a province-wide moratorium on the elimination of nursing positions.

Independent nursing panel makes 68 recommendations to improve care at Lakeridge Health Emergency Department
Oshawa - May 14, 2013

The Independent Assessment Committee called in by the Ontario Nurses’ Association has made 68 recommendations to address the concerns of registered nurses about staffing in Lakeridge Health Oshawa’s ER.

Ontario sacrificing nurses’ health in quest for balanced budgets
Toronto - May 10, 2013

In the quest to cut costs and balance hospital budgets, Ontario hospitals are sacrificing the health of registered nurses, according to new research.

ONA supports Sault Area Hospital increase in RN staffing
Sault Ste. Marie - May 09, 2013

Emergency room registered nurses at Sault Area Hospital support management’s decision to increase RN staffing at the Sault Area Hospital’s emergency department.

Front-line registered nurses say patients will encounter sinkholes on the road to health reform
Toronto - May 02, 2013

“The cuts being made to hospitals in the government’s road to health care reform will leave sinkholes that will hurt patients,” says Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association.

It’s Time to Value the Invaluable, say Ontario Nurses
Toronto - May 02, 2013

Sixty-thousand Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members are preparing to celebrate the invaluable contributions nurses make to health care as Nursing Week 2013 approaches.

ONA Members to Mark 2013 Day of Mourning
Toronto - April 25, 2013

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members and directors will participate in Day of Mourning ceremonies across Ontario tomorrow.

More Registered Nurses Cut from The Ottawa Hospital: RNs gravely concerned as 25 more nursing cuts announced
Ottawa - April 24, 2013

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members are gravely concerned about the impact on patient care following the announcement of an additional 25 full-time-equivalent RN cuts at The Ottawa Hospital.

ONA calls on Humber River Hospital to improve patient care by swiftly implementing Independent Assessment Committee report
Toronto - April 18, 2013

ONA is calling on Humber River Hospital to implement recommendations from a recent Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) as quickly as possible to ensure registered nurses in the emergency departments of the Church and Finch Street sites are able to provide safe patient care.

National nursing body urges Soldiers’ Memorial to reinstate registered nurses
Orillia - April 15, 2013

The National Association of PeriAnesthesia Nurses of Canada (NAPAN©) has added its voice to that of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) in calling on Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital to reinstate registered nurses in the Surgical Pre-admission Clinic. This is the unit where patients are prepared for surgery and assessed for possible surgical and anesthetic risks.

ICU registered nurses at Kingston General Hospital call for an independent committee to review patient safety
Kingston - April 05, 2013

Registered nurses are concerned about unsafe RN staffing levels and patient safety at Kingston General Hospital’s intensive care unit and have taken the relatively rare step of calling for an Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) to review the situation.

Lakeridge Health registered nurses call in independent committee to review patient safety, staffing in emergency department
Oshawa - March 18, 2013

The registered nurses who are concerned about unsafe RN staffing levels and patient safety at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa emergency department have called in an Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) to review the issues.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Says Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit Wasting Tax Dollars on Legal Costs
Barrie - March 14, 2013

As 140 Public Health Nurses working for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit hold a pre-conciliation strike vote and head to conciliation on March 18, the union representing them is filing an unfair labour practice complaint and a bad faith bargaining complaint against their employer.

Bluewater Nursing Cuts Will Hurt Patients: ONA warns of Impact
Sarnia - March 01, 2013

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning that Bluewater Health’s plans to cut 15 registered nurses and not fill a number of currently vacant RN positions will negatively impact patient care.

Huron County Public Health Nurses at Mediation: Legal Strike Deadline is Tomorrow
Clinton - March 01, 2013

Public Health Nurses at the Huron County Health Unit are at mediation today, hoping to avert a strike that could begin as soon as tomorrow.

Throne Speech: Ontario Nurses Expect the Value of RN Care to be Recognized as Government Moves to Build a Strong Health Care System
Toronto - February 19, 2013

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is pleased to see that today’s Speech from the Throne includes promises to build relationships and treat Ontario’s labour force fairly and with respect, to build a strong health care system that expands home care, to evaluate corporate tax compliance to ensure corporations are paying their fair share and to explore an increase in the Employer Health Tax exemption threshold.

Huron Public Health Nurses Shown No Respect for their Valuable Role in the Community
Clinton - February 13, 2013

Twenty-six Public Health Nurses with the Huron Health Unit may be forced to strike following the failure of contract negotiations. The Public Health Nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association – have been without an agreement since December 31, 2011. They are in a legal strike/lock-out position on March 2.

Public Health Nurses Reach Tentative Settlement
Whitby - January 22, 2013

Public Health Nurses have reached a tentative settlement with the Durham Region Health Department. The 184 registered nurses and nurse practitioners, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), had been without a contract since March 31, 2012. The tentative agreement was reached last night during conciliation.

Durham Public Health Nurses May Be Forced on Strike
Whitby - January 15, 2013

Public Health Nurses working for the Durham Region Health Department will hold a pre-conciliation strike vote tomorrow. The 184 registered nurses and nurse practitioners, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), have been without a contract since March 31, 2012.

Respiratory Therapists & Social Workers say Lakeridge Health stalling, not negotiating
Oshawa - December 17, 2012

Respiratory Therapists and Social Workers working for Lakeridge Health say that the organization is stalling, not negotiating, and that they are being forced into interest arbitration for the fourth time in 12 years.

Value the Invaluable: Ontario Nurses’ Association Unveils Transit Shelter Ads Across Ontario
Toronto - December 03, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association’s (ONA) popular ‘Value the Invaluable’ ad campaign is expanding today as new transit shelter ads are unveiled across the province.

Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy: Ontario Nurses’ Association Biennial Convention Begins Today
Toronto - November 20, 2012

Celebrating 40 years of advocacy for the nursing profession and quality patient care is the focus of this week’s gathering of more than 1,000 front-line nurses and allied health professionals attending the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Biennial Convention.

Value the Invaluable: Ontario Nurses’ Association Launches New Ad Campaign
Toronto - November 19, 2012

Today, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is launching a new ad campaign to urge people to value the invaluable skills and care provided by the province’s nurses.

Algoma Public Health Nurses Ratify New Contract
Sault Ste. Marie - November 06, 2012

Algoma Public Health Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new collective agreement.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Toronto - November 01, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) kicked off its 40th anniversary celebrations today by revealing a new banner marking the milestone. ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, was joined by the board of directors and staff today at the union’s Grenville Street main office in Toronto. Celebrations will continue later this month as 1,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals gather in Toronto for ONA’s Biennial Convention.

Ontario Nurses’ Association Reaches Agreement with Province to Maintain Control of Pension Plan
Toronto - October 23, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is pleased to announce that it has negotiated an agreement with the provincial government to maintain joint control of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

Algoma Public Health Nurses may be forced to strike: Conciliation fails, Board of Health refuses to bargain
Sault Ste. Marie - October 17, 2012

Algoma Public Health Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners may be forced on strike following the failure of conciliation and the failure of the Board of Health to provide a mandate to bargain to the employer.

Ontario Nurses’ Association supports health care coordination by province’s CCACs
Toronto - October 12, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is rejecting a report released yesterday that calls for the wholesale closure of Ontario’s 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) that coordinate Ontarians’ home care.

ONA releases new research showing public health care and education cuts will bring falling economic growth
Toronto - October 11, 2012

As the province continues down the road of decreased public spending in health care and other public services through initiatives such as imposed wage freezes, forced pension erosion as well as sweeping labour law reform, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is releasing a new research paper showing the wealth-creating role of public spending on health, education and social services in overall economic production.

Algoma Public Health Nurses Still Seeking Fair Contract
Sault Ste. Marie - October 10, 2012

Algoma Public Health Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners are considering next steps as they head to conciliation in the quest for a new contract.

Ontario Nurses’ Association vows to protect patient care in face of reckless government attack on nurses
Toronto - September 27, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) vows to protect patient care in the face of the reckless government attack on nurses announced by Finance Minister Duncan on Wednesday.

Labour Day 2012: Ontario nurses celebrate 40 years of their union
Toronto - September 02, 2012

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) members across the province are poised to celebrate Labour Day 2012. More than 3,000 nurses and allied health professionals have approached ONA and joined the union in 2012. Prior to forming our union, RNs in Ontario were treated disrespectfully, earned very little pay and had no say in many of the decisions that impacted their patients' care and health outcomes.

Ontario budget tax changes, current arbitration law good for nurses and patients
Toronto - June 20, 2012

The increase in the tax rate for those with incomes of $500,000 or more per year, the pause on giving away more tax revenue to large corporations in exchange for nothing, and the removal of Schedule 30's unnecessary changes that would attack hospital workers' right to a fair contract negotiation process are good news for Ontario nurses, their patients and all Ontarians.

Investigative Panel Supports RN Concerns about Staffing Levels, Patient Safety at SAH's Emergency Department
Sault Ste. Marie - June 20, 2012

An Independent Assessment Committee (IAC), called in by the registered nurses (RNs) at Sault Area Hospital's new Emergency Department (ED), has supported their claims that RN staffing levels are insufficient to meet the needs of the large geographic area served by the hospital, and that patient care has been compromised.

Nurses Fear for Home Care Clients in Muskoka after Victorian Order of Nurses’ Service Contract Inexplicably Not Renewed
Huntsville - June 20, 2012
Home care clients in Muskoka will lose the continuity of care so important to their well-being after 17 home care nurses at Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) in Huntsville were provided with notice of long-term layoffs.
Ontario Nurses urge MPPs to scrap budget schedules 28 and 30
Toronto - June 15, 2012

Yesterday, a majority of Members of Provincial Parliament on the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario voted to strike a number of schedules from the massive omnibus provincial budget bill. “Contrary to what the Premier is saying, amending the budget is exactly what MPPs were elected to do,” said Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association.

Nurses Fear for Patient Safety in Brantford: Brant Community Healthcare System spinning facts to public on RN cuts
Brantford - June 15, 2012

Registered nurses (RNs) working for Brant Community Healthcare System (BCHS) fear their employer is not telling the community the whole story as it cuts RN positions from units where seriously ill patients are cared for.

Ontario Nurses' Association Pushes for Implementation of Long-Term Care Task Force Recommendations
Toronto - May 16, 2012

While strongly supportive of the work of the Long Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is saddened to report that none of the recommendations in its final report released earlier today are new.

Queens Gardens Long-Term Care Cutting RN Hours 30.4 Per Cent
Hamilton - May 04, 2012

The Queens Gardens long-term care residence is gutting its complement of registered nurses (RNs), risking the health and safety of its elderly, vulnerable residents.

Ontario Nurses Celebrate Nursing Week 2012: Nurses join with Ontarians to “Value the Invaluable”
Toronto - May 03, 2012

Almost 60,000 registered nurses, nurse practitioners and registered practical nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – are set to begin an annual celebration of their profession as Nursing Week 2012 kicks off.

Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health Nurses Reach Tentative Settlement with County
Haldimand-Norfolk - May 01, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and Norfolk County reached a tentative agreement late last night that may end the 12-day-old Public Health Nurses’ strike in Haldimand-Norfolk. ONA members will be meeting this afternoon to vote on the tentative agreement. The nurses could be back on the job as early as tomorrow. ONA is recommending acceptance of the deal.

Norfolk County Unnecessarily Spending Health Tax Dollars on Strike
Haldimand-Norfolk - April 29, 2012

Norfolk County is spending tax dollars on unnecessary expenditures during the now week-long strike of Public Health Nurses instead of investing in the health care of Haldimand-Norfolk citizens. “I am a resident of this community as well as the President of ONA,” says Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, “and I am appalled at how extreme the measures have been to intimidate our nurses, public health care workers and invade the privacy of our residents.”
 

Nurses Launch Ad Campaign: Urge the province to value quality nursing care
Toronto - April 23, 2012

In a bid to help Ontarians to value how they view public-sector nurses who provide them and their loved ones with high-quality health care, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is launching an ad campaign today in communities across the province.

Norfolk County Forces Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health Nurses to Strike
Haldimand-Norfolk - April 20, 2012

The Corporation of Norfolk County has forced the 25 public health nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – on strike after insisting on gutting their collective agreement and refusing to negotiate a contract that respects the value the nurses provide to the Haldimand-Norfolk community. A special council meeting was held this afternoon where council rejected a counterproposal from ONA, forcing the strike, which deprives the community of their public health services.

Public Health Nurses hold Strike Vote
Norfolk - April 19, 2012

Public Health Nurses working for the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit are holding a strike vote today following the breakdown of negotiations with The Corporation of Norfolk County. The nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – have been in negotiations since last October; their contract expired June 30, 2011.

London Health Sciences University Hospital Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly to Join the Ontario Nurses' Association
London - March 30, 2012
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), Canada's largest nurses' union, welcomes 1,250 registered nurses in London as its newest members. The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) University Hospital RNs have overwhelmingly voted 'yes' to join their 2,000 Victoria Hospital colleagues as ONA members.
Ontario Nurses’ Association asks whether the provincial budget will protect patients and quality nursing care
Toronto - March 27, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the union representing front-line registered nurses and allied health professionals in this province, is asking whether the 2012 provincial budget will protect patients and quality nursing care that Ontarians need.

Ontario Nurses Say Health Care Changes Must Benefit Patients
Toronto - February 15, 2012
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) will meet with government to discuss any recommendations contained in the just-released Drummond Report that will impact on health outcomes for patients and the working conditions for RNs.
Registered nurses’ concerns verified - Independent panel makes multiple recommendations to improve patient care at PRHC
Peterborough - January 13, 2012

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says the findings of the Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) show that the concerns of registered nurses about declining patient care in Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s haemodialysis unit were valid.

Registered Nurses at Halton Healthcare Services Vote to Join Ontario Nurses' Association
Oakville - January 11, 2012
Registered nurses employed at Halton Healthcare Services have overwhelmingly voted 'yes' to join the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), the largest nurses' union in Canada.
Ontario Nurses’ Association Releases an Alternate Macroeconomic Solution to Fixing the Fiscal House
Toronto - January 10, 2012
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is today releasing a new research paper that provides an alternate reading of Ontario's macroeconomic situation and people-oriented solutions.
Sault Area Nurses Call in Independent Committee to Review Patient Safety, Staffing in SAH Emergency Department
Sault Ste. Marie - January 09, 2012
Concerned that unsafe RN staffing levels and the large geographic size of Sault Area Hospital’s new ER have compromised patient safety, registered nursing members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) have called for an Independent Assessment Committee to examine the issue.
Peterborough Public Health staff speak out to stop front-line service cuts
Peterborough - December 14, 2011

Staff of the Peterborough County-City Health Unit are speaking out to stop cuts to front-line health promotion and disease prevention services for the community. They question why the cuts are necessary when the Health Unit’s funding has not changed.

ONA calls for transparency from Grey Bruce Health Unit: Secrecy, lack of communication shown as service availability decreased
Toronto - December 01, 2011

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) believes the secrecy of the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s unilateral decision to close its Walkerton office should raise alarms for local politicians and the communities who rely on access to public health services.

Ontario Nurses support CMAJ call to end hospital parking fees barrier
Toronto - November 28, 2011
Canada's largest nurses' union commends Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) editor in chief Dr. Rajendra Kale for his editorial calling for patient, rather than parking, centered health care.
Nurse leaders from across country gather in Halifax during the Health Ministers meeting
Toronto - November 24, 2011

Nurse leaders from across Canada will be available to speak to the media during the Federal/ Provincial/ Territorial Health Ministers meeting, November 24 and 25 in Halifax.

Peterborough RNs Call in Independent Committee to Hear Care Concerns re. Hospital's Haemodialysis Unit
Peterborough - November 17, 2011

A three-day hearing of an Independent Assessment Committee has wrapped up in Peterborough and now registered nurses at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) will await its recommendations.

Grey Bruce Public Health Nurses Narrowly Accept Employer's Offer
Toronto - November 16, 2011

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) Grey Bruce Public Health Nurses and Registered Nurses providing care for the Grey Bruce community have narrowly voted to accept a contract offer from their employer.

Ontario Nurses call on politicians to start taking Occupy Toronto concerns seriously
Toronto - November 15, 2011

In response to the eviction notices delivered to the occupiers of St. James Park on Tuesday, the largest nurses’ union in Canada is calling on Toronto City Council to prevent an eviction of Occupy Toronto protesters by police.

Public Health Nurses at Grey Bruce Health Unit Head to Mediation: ONA members set to strike
Toronto - October 19, 2011

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Grey Bruce Public Health Nurses and Registered Nurses providing care for the Grey Bruce community are entering mediation on November 14 and 15 and will be in a legal strike position on November 16.

Community RNs and Allied Health Professionals Ratify New Collective Agreement
Toronto - October 01, 2011

More than 3,000 Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working in 10 of Ontario's Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) have voted to ratify a new three-year contract.

Tentative Settlement Reached for RNs, Allied Health Professionals at Ontario’s Community Care Access Centres
Toronto - September 30, 2011

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN is pleased to announce that a tentative settlement has been reached for 3,000 Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working in 10 of Ontario’s Community Care Access Centres (CCACs).

Community Care Access Centre Employees Give ONA Overwhelming Strike Mandate
Toronto - September 27, 2011

Over 3,000 Registered Nurses and allied health professionals of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) who work as Case Managers, Placement Coordinators, Nurse Practitioners and as other health professionals at 10 of Ontario's 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) have given their negotiating team an overwhelming 95-per-cent strike mandate.

Ontario Nurses' Association Prepares Community Care Access Centre Employees for a Possible Strike
Toronto - September 23, 2011

Approximately 3,000 members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) - Case Managers, Placement Coordinators, Nurse Practitioners and other health professionals from 10 of Ontario's 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) - are in the process of taking strike votes in advance of their last week of bargaining.

ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud to Serve Fifth Term
Toronto - September 06, 2011
Front-line registered nurses, allied health professionals and thousands of nursing student affiliates will have long-time political activist, nursing advocate and St. Joseph’s Healthcare (Hamilton) renal transplant nurse Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN as their leader for the next two years as she has been acclaimed President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA).
Committee says surgical nurses’ concerns real: Calls for Lakeridge Health to increase RN staffing
Oshawa - June 28, 2011

The Independent Assessment Committee called in to investigate concerns of Lakeridge Health Oshawa surgical unit RNs has made a series of 18 recommendations, including one that calls for an increase in registered nurses for this unit.

Arbitration Award Released for Ontario Registered Nurses
Toronto - June 03, 2011

An arbitration award was released yesterday setting out the terms and conditions for a new three-year collective agreement for more than 50,000 Ontario registered nurses and allied health professionals – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – and some 137 Ontario hospitals.

Valuing the Invaluable: Ontario Nurses' Association releases new research on the value of caring work
Toronto - May 05, 2011

To mark Mother's Day and the beginning of Nursing Week 2011, the Ontario Nurses' Association is releasing new research that focuses on the value of care provided mainly by women -- including nurses -- and includes some new wage data and recommendations.

Ontario Nurses' Association kicks off Nursing Week 2011
Toronto - May 05, 2011

The Ontario Nurses' Association's 57,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 12,000 nursing student affiliates are preparing to kick off Nursing Week 2011 with a range of events and activities to recognize nurses' special contributions to health care.

Front-line registered nurses mark 2011 Day of Mourning
Toronto - April 28, 2011

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is today remembering the registered nurses, allied health professionals and thousands of other Ontario workers who have lost their lives or suffered injury as the province marks the 2011 Day of Mourning.

Registered Nurses at Trillium Health Centre vote to join Ontario Nurses' Association
Mississauga - April 21, 2011

Registered nurses employed at Trillium Health Centre have overwhelmingly voted yes to join the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), the largest nurses' union in Canada. RNs at Trillium have sent a strong message to their employer that they expect respect, wages, benefits and a quality of work life that reflects the value that they provide to their patients and to the healthcare system.

Lakeridge social workers and respiratory therapists head to arbitration just as hearing looking into RN staffing issues wraps up
Oshawa - April 08, 2011

Social Workers and Registered Respiratory Therapists at Lakeridge Health are heading to arbitration on April 11 to obtain a fair and equitable contract that respects the important work they do for their patients.

Sault Area Hospital Hemodialysis Unit staffing issues: Nurses’ concerns confirmed by external committee
Sault Ste. Marie - April 08, 2011

The Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) hearing into the Renal Hemodialysis Unit at Sault Area Hospital (SAH) has provided recommendations that confirm Registered Nurses (RNs) have been required to perform more work than is consistent with proper patient care.

Oshawa surgical nurses worried about patient care: RNs call for an independent assessment of staffing levels
Oshawa - April 04, 2011

Registered nurses (RNs) working at the Lakeridge Health's Oshawa 36-bed in-patient surgical unit have taken their concerns about RN staffing levels being inadequate for safe patient care to the next level - an Independent Assessment Committee Hearing will investigate the matter in a hearing to be held April 5 to 7.

Ontario nurses make recommendations for rural and northern health care
Toronto - April 04, 2011

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has provided a comprehensive submission to Ontario’s Rural and Northern Health Care Panel with 13 recommendations to improve access to health outcomes in some of the province’s most underprivileged areas.

North Bay nurses value ONA as their union
North Bay - April 01, 2011

Registered Nurses (RNs) with the North Bay Regional Health Centre have overwhelmingly voted to make the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) their union.

North West CCAC workers in legal strike position on April 18 as bargaining breaks down
Thunder Bay - March 31, 2011

Bargaining between the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and the North West Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has broken down, potentially leaving those in the northwest without access to a range of health care services that these health professionals arrange and coordinate.

Ontario Budget 2011: ONA says front-line Registered Nurses are vital for healthier Ontarians
Toronto - March 29, 2011

Our hospitals remain the most efficient in the country, and front-line registered nurses are concerned that a 1.5-per-cent increase in operating budgets will not be enough to provide the acute services that patients require in hospitals.

'Health Care Champs' the focus of sports-themed transit shelter ads launched today
Toronto - March 21, 2011

Sports media are used to covering stories of athletes who earn multi-million-dollar salaries and are worshipped by their fans. Today, many Ontario commuters and pedestrians will see a new campaign that portrays Ontario registered nurses as health care champs

Ontario Nurses' Association launches transit shelter ads featuring nursing 'Health Care Champs'
Toronto - March 21, 2011

Many Ontario commuters and pedestrians will see a new transit shelter ad today featuring health care "champs" – a winning team of registered nurses – on the cover of a mock sports magazine celebrating a great shift.

Ontario Nurses' Association expands innovative 'Value the Invaluable' campaign
Toronto - March 07, 2011

The innovative and groundbreaking sports-themed ad campaign launched to remind Ontarians to value the priceless health care skills, leadership and knowledge that registered nurses (RNs) bring to the system is expanding today. The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) ad campaign – Value the Invaluable – will introduce a new radio ad today in 12 Ontario markets; transit shelter and on-line ads will follow.

Front-line nurses urge quick implementation of measures to improve long-term care monitoring
Toronto - December 22, 2010

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) urges the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to move quickly to implement recommendations contained in a new report from provincial ombudsman André Marin released yesterday.

Independent Assessment Committee hearing dates set
Sault Ste. Marie - December 07, 2010

The Independent Assessment Committee hearing into Sault Area Hospital’s hemodialysis unit will be held February 8, 9 and 10. The review was called for by members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) who identified ongoing professional practice and workload concerns impacting patient care. The Independent Assessment Committee (IAC) will examine RN staffing levels and make recommendations.

Transit shelter ads launched as phase II of ONA's 'Value the Invaluable' campaign begins
Toronto - December 02, 2010

A nurse’s autographed uniform and a “Most Valuable Player” sports collector card with the image of a nurse are the centrepieces of phase two of a new Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) ad campaign, urging Ontario residents to value the priceless health care skills, leadership and knowledge that registered nurses (RNs) bring to the system. The images are appearing in a series of transit shelter ads located in cities across the province today.

Ontario Nurses' Association lifts nursing censure from Niagara Health System
Niagara - December 01, 2010

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Board of Directors has removed its nursing censure of the Niagara Health System (NHS) effective today. “We are pleased to see that progress has been made at NHS, although there are still significant issues to be addressed,” says ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN.

Ontario Nurses' Association launches new 'Value the Invaluable' campaign
Toronto - November 22, 2010

Ontario residents will begin hearing a new and innovative radio campaign starting Monday as the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) asks them to value the priceless health care skills, leadership and knowledge that registered nurses (RNs) bring to the system.

Front-line registered nurses gather in Toronto
TORONTO - November 08, 2010

One-thousand registered nurses and allied health professionals are gathering in Toronto on Tuesday to attend the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) Biennial Convention. The RNs and health care professionals from across Ontario are leaders in their local communities and politically active ONA members.

Peterborough Regional cuts more registered nurses
PETERBOROUGH - October 21, 2010

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is deeply concerned about the latest round of registered nursing cuts at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Yesterday the hospital eliminated more front-line registered nurses (RNs), bringing the total number of RN cuts to 153 as part of its "hospital improvement plan" and seriously impacting the quality of patient care.

Front-line nurses march in labour day parades
TORONTO - September 03, 2010

Registered nurses, their families and friends will participate in Labour Day parades in many Ontario cities this weekend. "Labour Day and its messages of solidarity have never been more relevant," says ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. "RNs are being targeted by the government for wage freezes and by their employers for job cuts."

PRHC deceiving community about cuts
PETERBOROUGH - July 30, 2010

Cuts of registered nurses (RNs) at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) are far more extensive than the hospital has informed the community of and will have a serious impact on patient care.

Registered nurses thank London community
LONDON - July 02, 2010

he Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) credits the cancellation of cuts to registered nurses at London Health Sciences Centre's cancer care program, in large part, to the determination of the community. ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN says she is heartened that the cuts have been stopped, and credits not only the London RNs' efforts to find savings, but the unprecedented public outcry of the community.

Ontario Health Care System Lags Far Behind in Occupational Health & Safety
TORONTO - June 28, 2010

Representatives from the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) are at the Centre of Health and Safety in Mississauga today to provide 58 recommendations to the Expert Advisory Panel to Review Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety System. ONA's review of the state of occupational health and safety (OH&S) found serious deficits in protecting health care workers from illness and injury - and the risk extends to patient safety as well.

Toronto Grace Health Centre RNs Join ONA
TORONTO - June 17, 2010

“We’re thrilled to welcome these 60 dedicated RNs to ONA,” said President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “Nurses in this province face so many challenges now, and ONA is committed to advocating for our members so that they, in turn, can focus on providing the quality care that their patients deserve.”

Nursing Week 2010: Not much to celebrate as Chatham-Kent Health Alliance cuts registered nursing positions
CHATHAM - May 14, 2010

“Chatham-Kent’s mission statement is: Caring people, caring for people,” notes Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA). “How ironic that Chatham-Kent decision-makers have chosen Nursing Week to deliver the news to our skilled and dedicated registered nurses that they will no longer be able to care for their patients.”

Ontario Nurses' Association launches public campaign
TORONTO - May 10, 2010

“Nursing Week is a time to recognize the invaluable contribution RNs make to the health-care system,” notes ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “But in Ontario, our skilled, professional RNs have been ‘recognized’ far too often as a target for cost-cutting exercises and lost their positions to balance the bottom line. ONA is fighting nursing cuts with our Cutting Nurses, Cutting Care campaign.”

Ontario Nurses' Association kicks off Nursing Week 2010
TORONTO - May 07, 2010

Noting that RNs in Ontario are continuing to experience nursing cuts and rising workplace pressure, ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says this is the week – which marks Florence Nightingale’s birthday – to put the spotlight on the priceless contributions that nurses make.

Sault Ste. Marie MPP and hospital feel the heat on nursing cuts
SAULT STE. MARIE - May 06, 2010

Responding to criticisms about significant cuts to registered nurse (RN) positions at the Sault Area Hospital (SAH), both the hospital and Mr. David Orazietti, the local Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), have issued media releases attacking nurses since Saturday.

Front-line registered nurses mark 2010 Day of Mourning
TORONTO - April 28, 2010

“It’s vital that we pause to remember the colleagues we have lost,” said ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “RNs are among the most injured and ill of all professionals because of the high occupational health and safety hazards we encounter daily while caring for our patients.”

ONA concerned for patients as Peterborough Health Centre peer review recommends cutting almost 250,000 hours of nursing care
PETERBOROUGH - April 21, 2010

“If these cuts proceed, the patients of the Peterborough community will suffer the consequences,” said ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “We are deeply worried about the erosion of RNs in this hospital and across the province. In the past 12 months alone, 2,045 nursing positions equaling more than four million hours per year of RN care have been cut.”

Ontario Nurses’ Association supportive of drug cost cuts but remains concerned about nursing cuts
TORONTO - April 08, 2010

“Front-line registered nurses certainly share the government’s concern about the rising costs of pharmaceuticals, which have been consuming a large portion of precious health-care system dollars,” said Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “Our dedicated, nurses are worried that for some time the savings have been focused on cutting nursing care hours for our patients, impacting their health outcomes with little attention paid to other costs in the system.”

Cassellholme Home for the Aged staffing issues: Nurses’ concerns confirmed by external committee
NORTH BAY - April 07, 2010

“We are very pleased that the Independent Assessment Committee has heard the evidence and acknowledged ONA nurses’ concerns – and made 25 recommendations to improve the ability of RNs to provide safe, quality care to Cassellholme residents,” said ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN.

Nurses question federal health minister’s decision to allow unregulated workers to screen potential blood donors
TORONTO - April 06, 2010

“The findings of the Krever Commission showed that the drive for cost efficiencies can jeopardize blood safety, yet it looks like that is exactly what Canadian Blood Services is doing – trying to save money while risking the safety of our blood supply,” says ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “We can see no other reason for this change.”

Ontario nurses say budget is the final nail in the coffin
TORONTO - March 25, 2010

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN says that today’s provincial budget means more service and nursing cuts for patients in this province. “Every Ontarian should brace themselves for yet more cuts to the health care they need and count on,” said Haslam-Stroud, following the release of the provincial budget. Base funding for hospitals will increase by just 1.5 per cent for 2010/11.

Throne Speech: Front-line nurses say health-care changes must benefit patient care
TORONTO - March 08, 2010

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN says that any government changes to health-care or hospital funding must ensure quality patient care first. ONA believes that a review of and any changes to the Public Hospitals Act must support quality patient care and be made with meaningful input from registered nurses. ONA believes that front-line nurses and communities must have a say in how their hospitals operate.

Registered nurses say patient care will suffer as Northumberland Hills Hospital cuts nurses, beds, services
COBOURG - March 08, 2010

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning that cutting the equivalent of almost 10 full-time registered nurses (RNs), closing beds and closing diabetes services and physiotherapy programs at Northumberland Hills Hospital will impact the quality of patient care.

Ottawa Hospital cuts 300,000 hours of nursing care: Ontario Nurses’ Association concerned for patients
OTTAWA - February 26, 2010

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN is expressing deep concerns about the quality of patient care at The Ottawa Hospital following word that the facility is cutting approximately 300,000 hours of RN care per year. The hospital has informed ONA that it is both laying off registered nurses and deleting registered nursing positions. Notice was provided of 70 RN position cuts this week and another 120 RN position deletions, totalling about 300,000 hours per year of RN care lost to our patients.

Registered nurses fear for cancer patients as nurses cut from London Health Sciences clinic
LONDON - February 09, 2010

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning that London-area cancer patients will face longer wait times as London Health Sciences Centre cuts five of its 22 full-time and four of its part-time front-line primary care nurses providing outpatient cancer program care. In addition, the hospital has announced that all seven registered nurses (two part-time, five casual) working in the Ontario breast screening program have been eliminated.

ONA to Government: Put funding where it's needed most: retaining registered nurses
TORONTO - February 02, 2010

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN is calling for the Ontario government to use limited health-care funding available where it’s going to matter most: improving patients’ health outcomes by preserving registered nursing positions that are being cut as hospitals struggle to balance budgets.

Nurses say elderly Cassellholme Home for the Aged residents may be at risk: ONA calls for external resolution to staffing issues
NORTH BAY - February 02, 2010

Following more than two years of unsuccessful attempts to convince the management of Cassellholme Home for the Aged in North Bay to fulfill its obligation to rectify staff and supply shortages, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has taken the rare step of calling for an Independent Assessment Committee hearing into RN staffing levels at the facility.

Ontario nurses devastated by denial of appeal of SARS decision
TORONTO - December 17, 2009

Registered nurses in Ontario are devastated today to learn that the Supreme Court of Canada has denied an appeal of an earlier legal decision regarding responsibility for keeping nurses safe during the SARS outbreak.

Tentative settlement reached for Sudbury and District Public Health Unit nurses
SUDBURY - December 03, 2009

Following a long and difficult negotiations process, public health nurses with the Sudbury & District Public Health Unit have reached a tentative settlement with their employer. The nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – have been working with an expired contract since April 1, 2009.

Sudbury public health nurses in legal strike position December 4; Going to mediation this week
SUDBURY - November 30, 2009

The 118 public health nurses and nurse practitioners and Sudbury District Public Health officials will go to mediation on December 2 in an effort to avoid a strike and reach a new contract. The public health nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) – have been working with an expired contract since April and are in a legal strike position as of December 4.

Ontario joins other nurses' unions in calling for a halt to plans to eliminate RNs from blood donor screening
TORONTO - November 18, 2009

Noting that there is no evidence to support claims that using unskilled, unregulated workers to screen blood donors will not jeopardize the safety of Canada’s blood supply, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and other Canadian nurses’ unions are calling for a halt to plans to eliminate nurses from blood donor screening.

Ontario Nurses’ Association approves censure of Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation
HAMILTON - November 17, 2009

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has agreed to the request of registered nurses employed by Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation (HHSC) to censure their employer.

Arbitration award a victory for nurses who become ill; Hamilton Health Sciences found to be reckless
TORONTO - October 26, 2009

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won another important arbitration decision related to disability management, with a finding of “bad-faith behaviour” and “reckless” management against Hamilton Health Sciences Centre (HHSC) in the case of an ONA registered nurse who tried to return to work following an illness.

Haldimand Norfolk Public Health nurses soon to be in legal strike position
TORONTO - October 13, 2009

Public health nurses with the Haldimand Norfolk Public Health Unit have voted 90-per-cent in favour of a strike should an October 29 mediation session fail. The nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), have been without a contract since March 31, 2009.

Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital nurses choose ONA: Nurses vote to join nurses’ union
TORONTO - October 09, 2009

Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital (SMGH) have voted to make the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) their union. In a vote held earlier this week, the nurses voted overwhelmingly (81 per cent) in favour of joining the provincial nurses’ union.

Ontario Nurses' Association to lift censure of Bluewater Health
TORONTO - September 28, 2009

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has approved the lifting of the censure that has been in place against the Bluewater Health Centre since June 2002. “Our members recognize that the workplace and labour relations conflict has continued for more than seven years now,” says ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “Though there have been some improvements in working conditions and labour relations, there continues to be a number of issues identified by our front-line registered nurses with this employer.”

London nurse’s death: ONA appeals Ministry of Labour investigation conclusions
TORONTO - September 22, 2009
 
Ontario Nurses' Association warns Port Perry Nursing Home residents at risk: Community Nursing Home Port Perry cutting RNs, RPNs
PORT PERRY - September 14, 2009
 
Front line registered nurses join in Labour Day parade: Nurses celebrate solidarity
- September 04, 2009
 
Ontario Nurses’ Association says nurses still at risk: CAMH pleads guilty in workplace violence cases
TORONTO - August 13, 2009
 
Ontario Nurses’ Association appeals SARS lawsuit ruling: ONA says government must be accountable for nurses’ safety
TORONTO - August 06, 2009
 
Niagara Region Public Health nurses’ contract ratified
TORONTO - July 10, 2009
 
North Bay nurses choose ONA as their union
TORONTO - June 26, 2009
 
Final employer contract offer rejected: Niagara Region Public Health nurses in legal strike position as of June 26
TORONTO - June 15, 2009
 
Ontario nursing home RNs ratify new agreement
TORONTO - June 12, 2009
 
Conciliation talks fail: Niagara Region Public Health nurses to prepare for next steps
TORONTO - June 05, 2009
 
Ontario nurses to discuss workplace violence, pandemic preparedness & more at national nurses’ union conference
TORONTO - June 04, 2009
 
Niagara Region Public Health nurses to take pre-conciliation strike vote: Conciliation set for May 27, June 3
TORONTO - May 19, 2009
 
Tentative Agreement Reached for Nursing Home RNs - ONA to release details May 26
TORONTO - May 13, 2009
 
Nurses decry lack of accountability as SARS case thrown out
TORONTO - May 07, 2009
 
Ontario Nurses’ Association kicks off Nursing Week 2009
TORONTO - May 07, 2009
 
NHS cutting emergency RNs as expert committee recommends increased recruitment
TORONTO - April 02, 2009
 
Registered nursing positions slashed at Leamington Hospital: ONA says patients will suffer
TORONTO - April 02, 2009
 
Ontario Nurses’ Association says provincial budget fails to sustain nursing workforce
TORONTO - March 26, 2009
 
Front-line registered nurses march on Queen’s Park: Protest gutting of RN positions, putting patients’ health at risk
TORONTO - March 05, 2009
 
Plan to replace registered nurses with unregulated workers will risk blood supply safety, says Ontario Nurses' Association
TORONTO - March 03, 2009
 
Bluewater Health gutting RN positions: ONA says patients will experience a rise in complications, deaths
TORONTO - March 02, 2009
 
New poll shows Ontarians disagree with nursing cuts: 83 per cent oppose RN cuts, nursing hour reductions
TORONTO - February 23, 2009
 
Ontario Nurses' Association launches television ads: Campaign pushes to save patient care
TORONTO - February 23, 2009
 
ONA requests review of Grey Bruce Health Unit: Nurses, programs cut
TORONTO - February 23, 2009
 
Leamington District Memorial Hospital making cuts to balance budget: Registered nurses say care will suffer
TORONTO - February 13, 2009
 
ONA awaits Ministry of Labour investigation results following the death of an RN at London Health Sciences Centre
TORONTO - February 11, 2009
 
Cutting Nurses Cutting Care: ONA launches new ad campaign to save patient care
TORONTO - February 09, 2009
 
ONA going to arbitration to halt RN layoffs: ONA says Toronto East General layoffs are a threat to patient safety
TORONTO - January 20, 2009
 
South East CCAC Staff Reject Final Contract Offer
TORONTO - December 19, 2008
 
Central CCAC Staff Vote in Favour of First Collective Agreement: Ontario Nurses' Association Members Avert a Strike
TORONTO - December 11, 2008
 
Central CCAC Staff Narrowly Reject First Collective Agreement: Provincial Mediator to Meet with ONA and CCAC
TORONTO - December 06, 2008
 
Central CCAC Staff Reject Final Contract Offer
TORONTO - November 18, 2008
 
Nurses at Guelph CHC Remain Without a Contract: Negotiations Break Down, Residents to Pay the Price
TORONTO - November 03, 2008
 
Violence Escalating at CAMH: Registered Nurses & Health-Care Workers Call for Action Now
TORONTO - October 21, 2008
 
Registered Nurse Staffing Cuts Threaten Patient Care: RN Positions Cut in Toronto
TORONTO - August 26, 2008
 
RN Staffing Reductions, Service Cutbacks Threaten Rural Communities; Safety of Vulnerable Patients At Risk
TORONTO - August 14, 2008
 
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Slashing RN Positions
TORONTO - July 29, 2008
 
Toronto East General Laying Off Registered Nurses: ONA Says Patients at Risk
TORONTO - July 22, 2008
 
ONA, Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital Resolve Grievance
TORONTO - July 21, 2008
 
Long-term care needs enforceable standards, not vague reports
TORONTO - July 08, 2008
 
ONA Challenges Rouge Valley Lay-Offs: Files for Judicial Review of Board Cuts
TORONTO - June 25, 2008
 
ONA Disappointed with Sharkey Report: Review of Long-Term Care Fails to Ensure Minimum Standard of Care
TORONTO - June 18, 2008
 
Grey Bruce Public Health Nurses Head to Conciliation
TORONTO - May 09, 2008
 
Ontario Nurses’ Association Celebrates Nursing Week
TORONTO - May 09, 2008
 
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC Offices Moving: Consolidations Will Impact Accessibility
TORONTO - May 02, 2008
 
ONA marks first anniversary of the passing of Justice Archie Campbell
TORONTO - April 16, 2008
 
ONA Hospital Nurses Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of New Contract
TORONTO - March 20, 2008
 
ONA releases details of tentative settlement for 50,000 hospital RNs
TORONTO - February 22, 2008
 
Conciliation Fails: Chatham-Kent Public Health Nurses Hold Strike Vote
TORONTO - February 08, 2008
 
ONA and OHA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement
TORONTO - February 07, 2008
 
ONA Appalled at Hotel-Dieu Decision: Move to ignore Dupont jury recommendations is scandalous
TORONTO - February 01, 2008
 
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