BRANTFORD, ON, Feb. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Nurse Practitioners and a Registered Nurse working at the Grand River Community Health Centre will hold an information picket Thursday at 3:30 pm.
The nurses, members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), are responsible for providing primary care services to thousands of people in Brantford and Brant County, and they are concerned about the refusal of their employer to bargain with them as they seek a first collective agreement.
The nurses say their heavy workloads are risking patient care and they are deeply concerned about what will happen to their patients should they be forced to go on strike next month.
What: Information Picket
Who: Grand River Community Health Centre Nurses
Where: Grand River Community Health Centre, 363 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON
When: 3:30 - 5:00 pm, February 27, 2014
ONA is the union representing 60,000 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.
SOURCE: Ontario Nurses' Association
For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association: Ken Marciniec, [email protected], 416-964-1979 ext.2306, cell: 416-803-6066; Melanie Levenson, [email protected], 416-964-1979 ext.2369, www.ona.org, Facebook.com/OntarioNurses, Twitter.com/OntarioNurses