Labour Relations & Negotiations
Labour relations and negotiations are important parts of ONA’s role as your representative. As members, your contract defines the parameters of your work. As your union, it's our job to negotiate the best contracts possible. We continuously strive to improve and enhance your work life.
Canadian Blood Services: Change in Donor Screening Model
The Ontario Nurses' Association has been advised by our partner, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), that Health Canada has removed the licensing conditions mandated as part of the pilot of the Donor Care Associate (DCA) model. The removal of conditions allows the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) to move forward with plans to expand the Donor Care Associate model nationally.
There are 24 bargaining units in this sub-sector. This group is made up of Canadian Blood Services, General Motors, Chrysler, Colleges and Universities, Family Health Teams and other clinics. The majority of our members in this sector are Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
Members in this sector have the right to strike if they reach an impasse in bargaining and their employers have the right to lock them out.