ONA Welcomes New Registered Nurses from Chartwell Parkhill Long-Term Care
November 29, 2018
PARKHILL, November 29, 2018 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the union representing more than 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals as well as 18,000 nursing student affiliates, is delighted to welcome registered nurses (RNs) from Chartwell Parkhill Long-Term Care Residence to ONA.
“The highly educated, skilled and dedicated RNs who work hard to provide quality care to their residents have voted unanimously to join our union, and we are honoured to represent them,” said ONA President Vicki McKenna, RN. “RNs working in long-term care face working conditions that can impact their ability to provide care that is up to their professional standard, and these RNs have trusted ONA to help them address the understaffing that they face in the workplace.”
McKenna notes that ONA members have access to a wide range of services and expertise, including a Professional Responsibility Clause in their contract that provides a process to address understaffing.
“As the union representing nurses and health-care professionals, our members’ first priority is patient care,” said McKenna. “We look forward to representing our new members from Chartwell Parkhill Long-Term Care Residence, the second group of Chartwell nurses to join us in the past six weeks.”
For more information about joining ONA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-387-5580 and ask to speak to an organizer. All conversations are kept confidential.
ONA is the union representing more than 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 18,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.