Le Lézard
Classified in: Health
Subjects: MAV, LAW, LBR, AVO

Media Advisory - The Ottawa Hospital Nurses to Protest Bills 124, 195

Nurses rally at Goldie Ghamari, MPP's office

OTTAWA, ON, July 28, 2020 /CNW/ - Front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals are keeping up the pressure on the province to repeal Bills 124 and 195.

On Wednesday, the determined workers will once again rally in front of Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari's constituency office, calling for the provincial government to repeal wage suppression legislation, Bill 124 and repeal Bill 195, an undemocratic piece of legislation with serious, long-term repercussions for health-care workers.

Bill 124, say the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) members, discriminates against female-dominated professions and interferes with the right to freely collectively bargain, in breach of their Charter rights. This was demonstrated in recent a arbitration decision for hospital-sector nurses and health-care professionals. The arbitrator noted that his hands were tied by the bill when it came to determining monetary issues for these front-line workers. Bill 124 limits wage increases to a maximum increase of one per cent in total compensation each year for three years.

Bill 195 extends powers under the Emergency Act for the next two years and allows employers unfettered power to redeploy workers, cancel leaves and vacation and override provisions in freely negotiated collective agreements.

ONA is the union representing more than 68,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 18,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.


Nurses and health-care professionals rally in protest of Bills 124, 195


Wednesday, July 29 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


Constituency Office of Goldie Ghamari, MPP, 6179 Perth Street, Unit 30, Richmond, ON


SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association

These press releases may also interest you

at 15:10
Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, has announced the best medical billing companies of 2020. The top firms were selected based on multiple service lines, company size, and...

at 15:01
As of mid-October, RB Medical Supply has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The company achieved an ISO 9001:2015 certification, which is the paramount quality management systems standard.  The ISO 9001:2015...

at 15:01
Michael J. Pensak, MD, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Orthopedic Surgeon in the field of Medicine in acknowledgment for his dedication to providing the highest standard of patient-centered care with Ocean Orthopedic...

at 15:01
COL. Eric Martin is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Vascular Surgeon in the field of Medicine and for his outstanding leadership as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Vascular Surgery at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.    COL. Eric...

at 15:00
Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. ("Golden Leaf" or the "Company"), a premier, consumer-driven cannabis company specializing in production, processing, wholesale, distribution and retail, announces that Chalice Farms, a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden...

at 15:00
A2LA is proud to announce that it has been granted ASCA Recognition by the FDA, making it among the first accreditation bodies accepted as a participant in the ASCA Pilot program. The ASCA Pilot is a cooperative program that relies on participation...

News published on 28 july 2020 at 15:00 and distributed by: