Media Advisory - Nurses' union VP to join Durham teachers on picket line

WHITBY, ON, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) Vice-President Pam Mancuso, RN, will join members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), in solidarity, on the teachers' picket line Thursday morning. Mancuso is a front-line nurse at the Sault Area Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.

"Teachers and nurses' work grows the economy," said Pam Mancuso, RN, Region 1 Vice-President of ONA. "It's especially important to remember this on budget day when some elected representatives try to blame front-line professionals for budget pressures in order to distract people from their bad corporate tax policies."

As hospitals are cutting front-line nurses in response to insufficient government funding, the provincial government and its partner school boards have focused on cuts to front-line educators' contracts.

Elected representatives who are serious about improving our economy should be going after the bankers and wealthy individuals whose demands for unfair tax policies are the reason for the deficit.

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.


NA Vice-President Pam Mancuso, RN, walking with striking Durham District School Board high school teachers on their picket line


Thursday, April 23, 2015


11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT


Durham District School Board office

380 Taunton Rd. E.

Whitby, ON L1R 3L4

Image with caption: "ONA Solidarity sign - Nurses & teachers' work grows the economy (CNW Group/Ontario Nurses' Association)". Image available at:;;

SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association: Ken Marciniec:; 416-803-6066 (cell); 416-964-1979, ext.2306; Sheree Bond:; 416-964-1979 ext.2430; 416-986-8240 (cell)


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