OAKVILLE, ON, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Registered nurses employed at Halton
Healthcare Services have overwhelmingly voted yes to join the Ontario
Nurses' Association (ONA), the largest nurses' union in Canada.
An overwhelming majority of Halton RNs chose ONA membership in a vote
held this week. ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says she is
honoured that the nurses have chosen to become members of the union.
"ONA prides itself on being the leading voice of and an advocate for
registered nurses and allied health professionals in Ontario," she
said. "ONA was founded in 1973 and over the past 39 years, the union
has been a leader in improving workload, working conditions,
compensation, workplace safety and addressing professional issues for
RNs in Ontario. The public knows that nurses are invaluable, and that
dollar for dollar, we are the best value in health care. We welcome our
new members from Halton Healthcare Services and look forward to
providing excellent service to them."
Registered Nurses at Halton have sent a strong message to their employer
that they expect respect, wages, benefits and a quality of work life
that reflects the value that they provide to their patients and to the
ONA is the union representing 58,000 front-line RNs and allied health
professionals and more than 13,000 nursing student affiliates providing
care in Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health,
the community, industry and clinics.
SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association
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