Ontario’s nurses and health-care professionals are deeply troubled by the PC government’s heavy-handed decision to block Ontarians’ rights to freedom of speech by invoking the never-before-used notwithstanding clause.
ONA is thrilled with today’s court ruling that strikes down the Ford government’s Bill 254, which placed a firm cap on election spending and muzzled freedom of expression of ONA and its members, as well as interfering with collaborating with allies on a common campaign.
Registered nurses (RNs) concerned about unsafe RN staffing levels and patient access to safe and timely care at the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s General Hospital have called for an independent review of staffing levels.
An independent panel of nursing experts has made 31 recommendations to improve care in the Special Care Nursery at Guelph General Hospital, many of which Ontario Nurses’ Association members have been raising for several years.
At a virtual rally held today, hundreds of outraged nurses and health-care professionals sent a loud and clear message for the Ford government: repeal Bill 124 now.
Stand up, participate and be counted at ONA’s Virtual Rally to Repeal Bill 124 Now! Join us Friday, May 28 from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.
Health-care workers who have been there for patients and their families in every corner of Ontario throughout the COVID-19 pandemic are telling the Ford government that its wage restraint program profoundly devalues the contribution they’ve made, and that it must go now.
TORONTO, May 12, 2021 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is appalled that the Ford government and for-profit long-term care homes have appealed a recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal and have filed the appeal with the Supreme Court of Canada in an effort to deny pay equity maintenance to long-term care home registered nurses and health-care professionals.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association’s (ONA) 68,000 members will mark the start of Nursing Week 2021 today. Normally a time of celebration, this year, Nursing Week falls as nurses continue to fight the pandemic under a cloud of anger and frustration after a series of moves by the Ford government that has left them feeling undervalued and disrespected.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association, on behalf of its more than 68,000 front-line registered nurses and health-care professionals, is again demanding the Ford government immediately exempt them from its unconstitutional wage legislation, Bill 124.