MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 21 /CNW/ - Registered nurses employed at Trillium
Health Centre have overwhelmingly voted yes to join the Ontario Nurses'
Association (ONA), the largest nurses' union in Canada.
Trillium RNs chose ONA membership in a vote held yesterday. ONA
President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, 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 38 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 Trillium Health Centre and look forward to providing
excellent service to them."
Registered Nurses at Trillium Health Care 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 healthcare system.
ONA is the union representing 55,000 front-line RNs and allied health
professionals and more than 12,000 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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