Tue Nov 24

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.

ONA supports Nipissing University Faculty Association. On behalf of 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing students who are members of ONA, we stand in solidarity with the members of NUFA as they endeavor to negotiate a fair contract. NUFA members deserve a fair contract that will enable them to provide the highest quality education possible to their students. Read the letter of support here. (November, 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. 


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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