Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses' Association president to join teachers in solidarity

ONA Solidarity sign - Nurses & teachers' work grows the economy (CNW Group/Ontario Nurses' Association)

Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, to walk picket line with ETFO members in Burlington

BURLINGTON, ON, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, will join members of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), in solidarity, on the teachers' picket line Wednesday morning.

Event:  ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, walking with striking elementary teachers on their picket line
 
Date:  Wednesday, December 19, 2012
 
Time:  10:00 a.m. EST
 
Location:  J.W. Singleton Education Centre
  Halton District School Board
  2050 Guelph Line
  Burlington, ON
   

"Nurses and teachers did not cause the recession or the deficit," said Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, President of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA).

"Our work grows the economy. There is no good reason to suspend the democratic right of any workers in Ontario to collectively negotiate our working conditions."

"Elected representatives who are serious about improving our economy should be going after the bankers and the wealthy individuals whose demands for unfair tax policies did, in fact, cause the deficit."

Haslam-Stroud is a renal transplant nurse at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton.

ONA is the union representing 59,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals as well as more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.

Image with caption: "ONA Solidarity sign - Nurses & teachers' work grows the economy (CNW Group/Ontario Nurses' Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121218_C2221_PHOTO_EN_22080.jpg

SOURCE: Ontario Nurses' Association

For further information:

Ontario Nurses' Association

Sheree Bond: shereeb@ona.org; 416-964-1979 ext.2430; 416-986-8240 (cell)

Ken Marciniec: kenm@ona.org; 416-964-1979, ext.2306; 416-803-6066 (cell)

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