Canada’s Nurses Show Solidarity with Ontario CCAC Nurses on Strike

Publish date: Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions joined striking Ontario Nurses’ Association members on the picket lines in a show of solidarity. Leaders from nurses unions across the country stood with striking nurses in demanding a fair settlement from the Ontario government.

Walking the picket lines outside the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital were leaders from nurses unions from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, NewBrunswick and Prince Edward Island, alongside the Ontario Nurses’ Association and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions.

CFNU President, Linda Silas, proud to stand in frigid weather with the striking nurses in Smiths Falls Ontario, said: “These nurses are the essential link between our acute care sector and patients receiving necessary care at home.“ Silas said: “Home care and community care must not be treated as the poor cousin in our health care system. “

Almost 3,000 Ontario Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) health professionals have been forced onto the picket lines demanding fair treatment, and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions supports their fight for fairness.

 

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The Ontario Nurses’ Association is a member organization of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions represents almost 200,000 frontline nurses.

For more information please contact:

Anil Naidoo, CFNU GR
613‐986‐5409
anaidoo@nursesunions.ca

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