LONDON, ON, March 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), Canada's largest nurses' union, welcomes 1,250 registered nurses in London as its newest members.
The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) University Hospital RNs have overwhelmingly voted 'yes' to join their 2,000 Victoria Hospital colleagues as ONA members.
James Murray, RN, the ONA Bargaining Unit President for the Victoria Hospital, which is also part of the LHSC, says: "Registered nurses value their membership in ONA and we are thrilled that our colleagues are joining us in our union."
"ONA members are passionate about patient care and proud of the work we do together."
ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, says: "ONA prides itself on being the leading voice and advocate for registered nurses and allied health professionals in Ontario."
"By voting to join ONA, the RNs have sent a strong message that they expect respect and a quality of work-life that reflects the value they provide to their patients each and every day."
"ONA welcomes our newest members and we look forward to providing them excellent representation and services so they can focus on providing quality patient care."
ONA is the union representing 59,000 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.
For further information:
Ontario Nurses' Association
Sheree Bond (416) 964-1979, ext. 2430; cell (416) 986-8240; [email protected]
Melanie Levenson (416) 964-1979, ext. 2267; [email protected]