TORONTO, May 5, 2020 – Recognizing that the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s (ONA) had raised legitimate concerns about access to proper protective equipment (PPE) and infection control practices at dozens of long-term care homes, Arbitrator John Stout has released a grievance arbitration decision that provides clear direction on these practices.

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TORONTO, ON, April 28, 2020 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is expressing shock regarding the decision of management of Runnymede Healthcare Centre to lay off or accept retirement packages for seven full-time registered nurses (RNs) – including an RN infected with COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With confirmation from Premier Doug Ford that the province has just five days’ supply of proper protective equipment (PPE), the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is asking industry that has been shut down or are operating at a lesser capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic to loan or donate their equipment to front-line registered nurses and health professionals to keep them safe.

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