As your ONA Provincial President and CEO, we are writing to express our strong solidarity with 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and our firm stance against hate in all its forms.
BELLEVILLE, ON., September 6, 2023 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are amping up the pressure on the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties’ Board of Health today, holding an “All-Out” rally outside as the board meets inside. Workers were joined by members of their unions, community supporters, clients, local and national labour representatives and politicians.
On behalf of its 68,000 members, the Ontario Nurses’ Association is expressing solidarity with 3,700 front-line Metro grocery workers who began strike action on Saturday, July 29.
TORONTO, ON – Workers from hospitals across Toronto held a series of rallies today outside St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Providence Healthcare to speak out against the Ford government’s plan to privatize hospital services. Healthcare workers from the three sites, which are operated by Unity Health Toronto, included nurses, personal support workers, laboratory technologists, health care aides, cleaners, clerical staff, and many more.
TORONTO, ON, July 10, 2023 – On July 13, Toronto hospital workers, including frontline nurses, medical laboratory technologists, health care aides, cleaners, clerical staff and many more, will be holding city-wide rallies to protest against the privatization of hospital services.
THUNDER BAY, ON – Front-line hospital workers from Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre delivered a petition to hospital management today, calling on the hospital president to take a stand against the provincial government’s plan to privatize hospital services.
HAMILTON, ON – A large group of hospital staff including nurses, personal support workers and lab technologists rallied today at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton against the Ford government’s plan to contract out hospital services to private, for-profit clinics.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association is working with the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), unions and community members across the province as part of a campaign to tackle the cost-of-living crisis. As Ontarians face skyrocketing inflation, wage suppression, and a crumbling public health care system, this campaign brings people together to say: Enough is Enough!
KINGSTON, ON – Thousands of front-line registered nurses, registered practical nurses, medical lab technologists, health care aides, cleaners, clerical and other hospital staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) have committed to stop Doug Ford’s plan to cut up to fifty per cent of hospital surgeries and privatize the patient care.
TORONTO, ON., March 2, 2023 – Thousands of Registered Nurses, health-care professionals, supporters and labour allies held a long and loud protest today on Queen Street in Toronto, followed by a march to Queen’s Park to voice their support for a better contract for Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) hospital members.