Support and Activism
From time to time, members of the Ontario Nurses' Association take action in support of a health or labour cause. These actions include showing solidarity with union members in who are locked out or on strike, writing letters in support, and/or educating people about an issue. We will post any items released by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and other allies.We will list opportunties that are available to ONA members offered by other unions and affiliates.
July 23, 2015: ONA Supports Ontario Colleges being given the ability to grant stand-alone nursing degrees. On behalf of our 60,000 registered nurse and allied health members and our 14,000 nursing student affiliate members, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) strongly supports the proposal of Colleges Ontario to allow colleges to grant the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. This proposal is contained in the January 2015 document, “Opening Doors to Nursing Degrees: A Time for Action.” Click here to see ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud's letter to Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.
May 20, 2015: The spring 2015 edition of the CFNU's Hot on the Hill has just been posted. This edition examines the federal government’s failures on health care. To read the CFNU's analysis go to: https://nursesunions.ca/hot-the-hill
The CFNU has long advocated for a national pharmacare program. They have now produced an interactive map that shows the benefits for each province if Canada had a national drug prescription program. Click here for Ontario.
April 16, 2015: Attend the National Day of Action to Stop Cuts to Refugee Healthcare on June 15. Many events are happening across Canada - so people can speak up and tell the federal government that cutting refugee healthcare is unacceptable and it must stop now. Any ONA members who wish to participate in any activities on June 15 is asked to email ONA Campaigns Officer Ken Marciniec (email@example.com) to know what is being planned so ONA can help to support this important issue.
Visit: Day of Action June 15
April 2: ONA supports the Keep Hydro Public Campaign, sponsored by the Society of Engineering Professionals. The Ontario government is looking at privatizing public utilities, including Hydro One. The evidence shows that it generally costs more for private companies to deliver power than public agencies. Keeping hydro public is the best option for consumers - please write to your MPP today and ask her/him to keep hydro public.
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