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TORONTO, ON, April 12, 2024 – Hundreds of Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members held 37 pickets at corporate, for-profit long-term care homes in communities across Ontario today. Nurses and health-care professionals are calling out for-profit nursing home corporations, demanding that they stop compromising resident care while pocketing billion-dollar revenues.

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BRACEBRIDGE, ON – As registered nurses (RNs) at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) rallied and donned stickers reading “RNs: Staff Us, Retain Us,” a delegation of 30 RNs accompanied by Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Provincial President Erin Ariss, RN, met with top executives at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare to demand workplace changes.

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MARKHAM, ON, March 27, 2024 – To mark the start of Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) collective bargaining with 194 participating Ontario for-profit nursing homes, close to 200 nurses and health-care professionals held an early-morning picket outside Extendicare Canada’s corporate headquarters in Markham today.

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OAKVILLE, ON., February 26, 2024 – More than 130 nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) who provide a wide range of public health services to the residents of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville, are heading into conciliation talks tomorrow, trying to negotiate a fair and respectful new collective agreement.

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TORONTO, ON., February 22, 2024 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) strongly condemns the provincial government’s latest scheme to introduce profit into health care by violating the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, the law that bans donor payments and forbids profiting from the sale of blood and plasma donations, passed to help ensure the blood supply remains safe, following the Krever Commission’s review of the tainted blood scandal.

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