Events and Communication

Current News and Events

Happy Pride Season! Happy Canada Day!

📢  ONA supports LCBO workers!! Keep it Public!!

Posted: July 13, 2023. 10:55AM EDT

We understand what’s at stake – good jobs and public services and nurses and allied are coming in support of LCBO workers who fight for their rights!
OPSEU sisters and brothers are fighting and it is our time to show solidarity!!
Organize a solidarity visit to a picket line
Use OPSEU’s picket finder at www.keepitpublic.ca
Sign and share the email to Ford: https://sofundme.ca/
Social Media
Use the hashtags #SupportLCBOWorkers and #KeepLCBOPublic and tag @opseu and @OntarioNurses
Contact Serge Ganzburg your Local Coordinator if you want more information and available to attend OPSEU picket lines: local080@ona.org

📢  War conflict update

Posted: October 12, 2023. 1:35PM EDT/Updated: October 12, 2023, 3:58PM EDT

We are deeply saddened by unspeakable and horrific terror attacks commenced on Israel at the end of last week.  It inflicted war on the entire region affecting millions of people in the region and across the globe.
Rising human lives toll is causing a big deal of anxiety and grief. It adds additional palpable stress to many of our fellow members and their families.
Our hearts go to all who have lost their loved ones or were injured, lost their homes, and we extend our empathy and heartfelt compassion to all our members and their families.
Supporting each other during troubling times makes big difference and we are here for you. Please reach out to your ONA Executive should you need union assistance.
Members in the Hospital Sector have unlimited mental health benefits for full time and should certainly utilize any help that we may need.
Part time and full time colleagues may also consider using resources available through their Employee Assistance Programs
Canadian Blood Services members please visit Intranet “Connect”. Staff can go to the “About You” drop menu and click on “Your Wellbeing”
Please contact Serge Ganzburg Local Coordinator if you want to share any information: local080@ona.org
or contact your Bargaining Unit President should you have any questions

Unit Rep Nominations

Click here to download the Unit Representatives Nomination Form

Please print all information except where signatures are required.

Both the Nominator and the Candidate must be ONA members with entitlements.

Reps – Nomination Form for Unit Reps – Generic

Visit Local 80 Website!

Past Events

📢Celebrating Pride 2024!

Posted: May 29, 2024. 6:30PM EDT/Updated: June 29, 2024 10:10AM EDT

We are excited to share and invite to the Toronto Pride on June 30, 2024!

Sunday, June 30th from 1pm to 5pm

Corner of Ted Rogers Way and Charles St. E.

  • The Parade route begins at the intersection of Bloor Street and Church Street, proceeds westbound on Bloor Street, southbound on Yonge Street, and west on Dundas Street W.
  • Floats will de-stage and head west to University Ave.
  • Marchers will be ushered south on Bay St. to enter Nathan Phillips Square where you are free to go home, continue celebrating or rest!
  • The Marching Group in front of ONA is Latino Group Hola and the Marching Group behind ONA is Ontario Medical Association. Marchers will load at 3:45PM. Please arrive at our load in site by 3:00PM
  • Serge Local Coordinator will be attending – please reach to Serge 647 620-8819 if you require assistance finding the ONA Group
  • Additional information when you arrive to Parade
  • Visit ONA Pride webpage here

📢  Hospital members – Help us set demands for bargaining!

Posted: May 22, 2024. 10:43AM EDT

Region 3 Demand Setting Meeting: June 3, 2024 (1-4 p.m.)

Regional Municipality of Durham, Municipalities of York, Peel, and Toronto.

2024 Nursing Week events are quickly approaching!!

 

📢 Attention ALL ONA LOCAL 80 SUNNYBROOK RN’S

Posted: January 12, 2024. 2:50PM EST/Updated: April 22, 2024, 12:10PM EDT/May 6, 2024, 05:25PM EDT

Attention! Attention!

Sunnybrook ONA RNs:

The Hoodies have arrived and have been delivered to units’ Patient Care Managers!!

 

Sunnybrook RN BU executive.


 

To order your hoodie, please go to this link ONA80 and place your order.

You can also use the QR code below to place your order.

The order deadline will be Feb 16, after which the orders will be placed for delivery sometime in March

📢 ONA80 planning 2024 National Nursing Week events. May 6 – 12, 2024

and 2024 National Respiratory Therapists Week events. October 20 – 26, 2024

Posted: December 10, 2023. 4:35AM EST/updated January 15, 2024, 2:12PM EST

ONA80 members and Executive came excited to celebrate 2023 Nursing Week and acknowledge our wonderful colleagues’ compassion and dedication.
Planning 2024 Nursing Week events, ONA80 Executive is looking for Your input next year National Nursing Week celebrations at a Local and each Bargaining Unit levels
This survey is 2 minutes long and will be available until 12PM EST, January 19, 2024
Please follow the link to access survey. Your opinions matter!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GKKKQW6
or via QR Code

📢  Hospital Sector update

Posted: November 20, 2023. 10:55AM EDT

Members who had a work-related injury or illness after April 1, 2020, and received loss of earnings (LOE) benefits should call the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) at 1-800-387-0750 to advise that their pre-injury earnings have increased, by how much and when the increase was effective, which should increase the rate of their LOE benefits.

To be cautious, members should also advise the WSIB in writing via fax at 1-888-313-7373, two-way message or www.wsib.ca/upload. Members should keep copies of the fax or upload confirmation. If their rate is not increased within a month, the member should ask to speak to a manager to escalate the issue and follow up regularly thereafter.

Contact your BUP for more information:

Sunnybrook RN BU: Paul LoStracco: paul.lostarcco@sunnybrook.ca

Womens College Hospital: Helen Middleton: wchbup@ona.org

📢 Attention ALL ONA Hospital Sector members

Posted: February 18, 2024. 1:15PM EST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have YOUR Say!” is available now!!

 

Scan the QR Code with your phone’s camera or follow the link below to complete our confidential survey

ona.org/haveyoursay

📢 Attention ONA80 Hospital Sector Members

Posted: January 17, 2024. 2:25PM EST/Updated: February 13, 2024 6:05PM EST/March 17, 2024 8:18PM EDT

Election Results for the 2025 Hospital Provincial Negotiating Team (HPNT)

The voting concluded on March 14, 2024

Please read ONA Central Chief Electoral Officer memo. Congratulations to all who got elected!

ONA memo HPNT election results 2024


Thanks to all candidates for letting their name stand. Online voting (web and phonebased) will be used for the required elections. Voting information will be sent to hospital sector members in all 5 regions by February 20, 2024.

Members will be entitled to vote until no later than 1600h (ET), March 14, 2024 for one full-time and one part-time candidate from their region, unless the position has been acclaimed or will be elected at the ACC.

The names of the nominees for region 3 are as follows:

Serge Ganzburg Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre ONA80 Resume | Photo | Article Email Election required

Alan Kameda Lakeridge Health ONA51 Resume | Photo | Article Email Election required

Devin Stephanian Unity Health Toronto ONA95 Resume | Photo | Article Email Election required

Duane Stockley Women’s College Hospital ONA82 Resume | Photo | Article Email Election required

 

Jane Penciner North York General Hospital  ONA6 Resume | Photo | Article Email  Acclaimed

Visit ONA.org for more information


 

Call for Nominations for the Hospital Provincial Negotiating Team was sent out on January 15, 2024.

The specific timelines for the election of this team are as follows:

Send Call for Nominations                January 15, 2024

Nomination Forms Returned           February 2, 2024

Mail out of Ticket of Nominations  February 20, 2024

Electronic vote goes live                    February 20, 2024

Electronic vote concludes                 March 14, 2024

This elected team will be negotiating the renewal of the central hospital collective agreement expiring March 31, 2025.

Call for Nominations HPNT_En

Call for Nominations HPNT_Fr

Nomination Form HPNT_En

Nomination Form HPNT_Fr

Resume Form HPNT_En

Resume Form HPNT_Fr

For more information and all recent updates visit ONA central webpage: https://www.ona.org/news-posts/2024-hpnt-nominations/

📢 Attention all folks:

Posted: December 22, 2023. 10:18AM EST

Spread the word!

ONA Merch Shop

 

📢 Attention ONA Local 80 members: ONA Local 80 Annual General Membership Meeting – March 19, 2024

Posted: February 22, 2024 1:25PM EST/Updated: March 19, 2024 6:27PM EDT

The Local 80 Annual Membership Meeting is on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 15:00 hrs. The meeting will take place at McLaughlin Lectures Theatre EG61, Bayview Campus Sunnybrook. Please bring your ONA ID in order to attend.

📢 Attention ONA Representatives: Next ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting – March 19, 2024

The next ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2023 at 8:00 hrs. The meeting will take place at McLaughlin Lectures Theatre EG61, Bayview Campus

Please submit your RSVP form to Local 80 office ASAP if you require Leave of Absence
Registration starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

Reps Mtg Enviroscan – please submit e-Scan form to Local 80 exec office (preferably a week prior to the meeting)
Previous ONA reps meeting minutes were circulated to ONA representatives via email for review

📢 Attention ONA80 members!

Feb. 6 Hospital workers rally in solidarity with OCHU CUPE, SEIU, and Unifor

We come in solidarity with our allies to demonstrate our support. Complete you registration here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/hospitalworkersrally

We know that Better Wages support Better Staffing and Better Care!!

If you parked on public parking or were to travel by TTC, the Local will reimburse for public transportation. Keep you receipts and submit to the Local.

Please contact Serge Ganzburg Local Coordinator should you have any questions: local080@ona.org

📢

Posted: December 22, 2023. 10:06AM EST

On behalf of Executive

We wish you healthy and joyful holidays!

📢 Attention all folks:

Posted: December 22, 2023. 10:18AM EST

Spread the word!

ONA Merch Shop

 

📢

ONA80 planning 2024 National Nursing Week events. May 6 – 12, 2024

Posted: December 10, 2023. 4:35AM EST

ONA80 members and Executive came excited to celebrate 2023 Nursing Week and acknowledge our wonderful colleagues’ compassion and dedication.
Planning 2024 Nursing Week events, ONA80 Executive is looking for Your input next year National Nursing Week celebrations at a Local and each Bargaining Unit levels
This survey is 2 minutes long and will be available until 12PM EST, January 19, 2024
Please follow the link to access survey. Your opinions matter!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GKKKQW6
or via QR Code

📢  War conflict update

Posted: October 12, 2023. 1:35PM EDT/Updated: October 12, 2023, 3:58PM EDT

We are deeply saddened by unspeakable and horrific terror attacks commenced on Israel at the end of last week.  It inflicted war on the entire region affecting millions of people in the region and across the globe.
Rising human lives toll is causing a big deal of anxiety and grief. It adds additional palpable stress to many of our fellow members and their families.
Our hearts go to all who have lost their loved ones or were injured, lost their homes, and we extend our empathy and heartfelt compassion to all our members and their families.
Supporting each other during troubling times makes big difference and we are here for you. Please reach out to your ONA Executive should you need union assistance.
Members in the Hospital Sector have unlimited mental health benefits for full time and should certainly utilize any help that we may need.
Part time and full time colleagues may also consider using resources available through their Employee Assistance Programs
Canadian Blood Services members please visit Intranet “Connect”. Staff can go to the “About You” drop menu and click on “Your Wellbeing”
Please contact Serge Ganzburg Local Coordinator if you want to share any information: local080@ona.org
or contact your Bargaining Unit President should you have any questions

📢  Hospital Sector update

Posted: November 20, 2023. 10:55AM EDT

Members who had a work-related injury or illness after April 1, 2020, and received loss of earnings (LOE) benefits should call the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) at 1-800-387-0750 to advise that their pre-injury earnings have increased, by how much and when the increase was effective, which should increase the rate of their LOE benefits.

To be cautious, members should also advise the WSIB in writing via fax at 1-888-313-7373, two-way message or www.wsib.ca/upload. Members should keep copies of the fax or upload confirmation. If their rate is not increased within a month, the member should ask to speak to a manager to escalate the issue and follow up regularly thereafter.

Contact your BUP for more information:

Sunnybrook RN BU: Paul LoStracco: paul.lostarcco@sunnybrook.ca

Womens College Hospital: Helen Middleton: wchbup@ona.org

📢 Attention Members of Sunnybrook RN Bargaining Unit!

Posted: August 21, 2023

ONA Members on LOAs, mat leave shall expect retro pay transactions made to their bank accounts in September.

Any members on WSIB payments shall contact WSIB to confirm what documents members need to provide in order to update their payroll.

Please contact BUP Paul LoStracco should you have any questions.

 

Sunnybrook RN group BU represents more than 2,400 RNs

📢  ONA 2023 Biennial Convention IS FAST APPROACHING!!

Posted: October 2, 2023. 5:15PM EST

 

ONA is celebrating 50 Anniversary and we welcome you to attend. Do not miss the opportunity to engage in Union life

Local 80 is very happy to announce that we will support first 10 members of our Local to attend 1 day of Convention with salary (7.5 hours) and 10 more with a $50.00 honoraria if they attend on their own time!

For more information about Biennial Convention visit: https://www.ona.org/news-posts/2023-biennial-convention/

Please visit for registration: https://www.multisoftevents.com/ONABIENNIAL23/Login.aspx?type=member&att=In-Person

Download forms request leave of absence and agenda:

Biennial Agenda for app

2 – 2023 – Biennial attendees salary

Please contact Serge Ganzburg Local Coordinator for more information: local080@ona.org

📢 Attention ONA Local 80 members:

ONA Local 80 General Membership Meeting – October 24, 2023

Posted: September 14, 2023/Updated: October 2, 2023 6:10PM EST/October 20, 2023 7:30PM EDT

We invite all Local 80 members to a General Membership Meeting that will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 15:00 hrs.

Where: McGlaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus Sunnybrook.

Please bring your ONA ID in order to attend.

Meeting notification is attached.

Constitutional amendments Locals will be asked to vote. Please review ahead of meeting

ONA Amendments – Biennial 2023

 

Agenda and previous meeting minutes:

📢Attention ONA Representatives:

ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting – October 24, 2023

ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 8:00AM.

The meeting will take place at McGlaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus

Please submit your RSVP form to Local 80 office ASAP if you require Leave of Absence. Email local080@ona.org
Registration starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

Reps Mtg Enviroscan – please submit e-Scan form to Local 80 exec office (preferably a week prior to the meeting) or email to Local Coordinator Serge Ganzbug local080@ona.org

Reps Mtg – 1 & 8 – Accountabilities & Enviroscan

Reps Mtg – Enviroscan

Reps Mtg – LOA – Leave Request Form

Meeting Agenda and previous Meeting Minutes:

Reps Mtg – Agenda October 24, 2023

REPS March 21, 2023 Minutes


📢 Call for Nominations for Local 80 Executive Positions

Bargaining Units positions

and Union Representatives term 2024-2026!

Posted: August 31, 2023

Updated: September 7, 2023/October 12, 2023 6:30PM EDT/October 13, 2023 6:10PM EDT

 

Hello Local 80 members, ONA representatives and members of Local executive committee:

The Call for Nominations for Local 80 positions and all 4 Bargaining Units is now closed and no local elections are required. Please find attached the Tickets of Nominations to post in all Bargaining Units.

I would like to thank all of the candidates for allowing their name to stand.

In solidarity,

Serge Ganzburg

ONA Local 80 Coordinator

 

 

 


Local Positions Local Coordinator/Secretary-Treasurer

Job Descriptions for Local and Bargaining Unit Positions

Nomination form: Nomination form – Local 2023 positions

Sunnybrook RN Bargaining unit

CALL_FOR_NOMINATIONS_ SB – Revised v2 – 2023

CALL_FOR_NOMINATIONS_ SB Clarification v2 – 2023

SB – Nomination form – Bargaining Unit 2023

SB – Nomination form – Unit Rep 2023

 

Women’s College Hospital Bargaining Unit

WC – CALL_FOR_NOMINATIONS 2023

WC – Nomination form – Bargaining Unit 2023

WC – Nomination form – Unit Rep 2023

 

Sunnybrook RT Bargaining Unit

RT – CALL_FOR_NOMINATIONS 2023

RT – Nomination form – Bargaining Unit 2023

 

Canadian Blood Services

CALL_FOR_NOMINATIONS_ CBS 2023

Nomination form – Bargaining Unit CBS 2023

CBS – Nomination form – Unit Rep 2023

📢  Attention Members Sunnybrook RN Bargaining Unit!!

Posted: September 29, 2023. 10:54AM EST

Kaplan Award Retro Pay Update

📢  Support Nurses at Hastings & Prince Edward Public Health!!

Posted: September 14, 2023

📢 Hospital Central bargaining update

Updated August 2, 2023

HIGHLIGHTS OF COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT CHANGES

AS A RESULT OF THE KAPLAN DECISION

and ITEMS IN AGREEMENT BETWEEN ONA

and PARTICIPATING HOSPITALS

2023-hospital-central-contract-highlights


Updated: July 19, 2023/July 25, 2023

Hospital Sector Meeting to Review Kaplan Arbitration Decision

A sector meeting to review the Kaplan Arbitration for ONA and participating hospitals will be held on Friday, July 28. This sessions is planned for hospital sector members and leaders. This is a non-voting meeting.

Please register for the session via the link provided here in advance:

Registration Link

Member/Leader Session. Time: Friday, July 28 at 1:30-4 p.m., ET.

Direct link to Kaplan decision: Hospital sector arbitration


Updated: May 29, 2023

The two reopeners awards were released in April
Visit ONA webpage Hospital Bargaining Updates for more updates
Contact your Bargaining Unit president about the retropay and for for information

📢 Labour Day Parade 2023

September 04, 2023 at 9:30am – 12:30pm

Posted: August 29, 2023

On Labour Day, we recognize the efforts of those early leaders of the labour movement.

Across Canada, we come together to honour those who have fought to ensure better rights, wages and working conditions for all workers, and to speak out about ongoing labour issues and injustices.

 

 

Local 80 represents more than 2,600 RNs and Respiratory Therapists across 4 Bargaining Units

📢 Attention Members of Sunnybrook RN Bargaining Unit!

Updated: July 25, 2023

📣 Attn Sunnybrook ONA RN BU‼️

👉 Tallying the results of last week ratification vote we are pleased to report that the new Local Collective Agreement has passed.

Local CA is 2-year term

Thank you All for coming out to vote‼️

 

Sunnybrook RN group BU represents more than 2,400 RNs


Posted: July 10, 2023

July 21, 2023 Ratification vote information

Highlights of the Local Collective Agreement

See poster for details and come and vote:

📢 BOD Meeting Highlights

Sharing BOD March 2023 Meeting Highlight

ONA Board Highlighs_March 2023

Did you know?

ONA has created a new and easy-to-use online access point for you, our members.

Called Access ONA, it is your one-stop entry to accessing many ONA services, events and education tailored just for you. We have heard your feedback about needing an all-in-one location for access, and we have listened!

You will need your ONA ID and your personal email address. This account is your gateway to all-things-ONA, including:

  • Updating your information.
  • Registering for provincial meetings.
  • Signing up for ONA workshops, lectures and other educational opportunities.
  • Receiving tailored email messages from ONA.
  • And more!

Please follow the link to visit Access ONA: https://www.ona.org/access/

Please click here for the access guide and instructions on how to complete your registration

 

 

 

📢 Happy June Month of Pride!

Updated June 21, 2023 | Last update June 23, 2023

We are super excited that you are joining us for Pride this year!

 

ONA’S PARADE PLACEMENT:                        F15

ONA’S MARCHERS LOAD IN TIME:               4:00PM

Please arrive at our load in site by:               3:30pm

If you plan on going with floats, please arrive at floats site by:              2:00pm

Please look for the ONA Parade Marshalls with the ONA Flags at the corner of Ted Rogers Way and Charles St. East.

**ONA’s Parade Placement – F15 – this is the number you need to look for and meet the group.

You will then proceed to the marchers’ check-in at the corner of Ted Rogers and Charles Street.

Important:  Once the parade commences, you will not be able to join on route.

  • Rain or Shine!
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress for the projected weather
  • PLEASE Bring water in a reusable water bottle, snacks, sunscreen and anything that will keep you hydrated and refreshed.
  • Portable Washrooms are available along Bloor Street for marchers.
  • There will be Tap-Out spots. These are for marchers who are not able to walk the whole route – they can exit through one of these spots.  Once you have left the parade route – you will not be able to rejoin.
  • The parade finishes at 6:00pm (approx.) at the corner of Dundas St. and Yonge St.
  • Marchers will break off on Dundas St. – you are free to go home and continue celebrating or rest!

Contact Serge LC if you require any assistance: local080@ona.org

***Map


Updated June 15, 2023

2023 Toronto Pride is quickly approaching 🏳️‍🌈 ‼️
June 25, 2023 downtown Toronto

Celebration of diversity and inclusion!!!

Meeting on June 25 at


Local 80 Celebrating diversity and inclusivity 2SLGBTQ+ communities

Visit ONA Central webpage for more information

Toronto Pride Parade June 25th, 2023. Information to follow soon…

Celebrate Pride in Toronto and beyond

Speaking Up & Staying Proud – Celebrating 50 Years

 

📢 June 3rd Enough is Enough!

Updated: May 29, 2023| June 1, 2023

Join Local 80 and ONA at the protest rally to deliver ro Ford Government a clear message:

  • Real wage increases
  • Keep schools and health care public
  • Affordable groceries, gas, and basic goods
  • Rent control and affordable housing
  • Make the banks and corporations pay their fair share

Visit ONA page for more details!

Contact LC Serge Ganzburg if you plan to come.

Keep your public transportation tickets and/or public parking receipts for reimbursement. Reach out to Serge to gat reimbursement form

Shuttle buses schedule Sunnybrook to WCH and back for weekends

📢 2023 National Nursing Week

Updated: April 26, 2023

Attention Local 80 members

Hurry up! Tickets are quickly selling. Come to H214 to purchase yours or find a Local 80 Executive to purchase a ticket from

 


Local 80 will celebrate National Nursing Week that will kick off May8 through May 14, 2023

This year Nursing Week theme Lasting Impact, Forging Our Future / Créer un impact durable, bâtir notre avenir

And we proud to celebrate ONA 50th Anniversary

Visit Local 80 Nursing Week webpage to learn more about all events and updates on how each Bargaining Unit of Local 80 celebrates

Please fill out Local survey to let your Local 80 Executive know of your priorities and share ideas. Survey is available until April 18, 2023 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q6XKWLY

Visit ONA Central designated webpage as well

ONA Celebrates Nursing Week 2023

ONA Celebrates Nursing Week 2023

📢  Congratulations!! Erin Ariss, RN, Elected Ontario Nurses’ Association Provincial President

Updated: May 1, 2023

📢 Attention Local 80 Members

Out in Community action day April 23, 2023

Updated April 26, 2023

Out in Community event was well received and Local 80 executive and members got more than 100 signatures on petition!!

Great job everyone!!

See some pictures taken during the event


April 23, 2023 Local 80 joins ONA Out in Community action day to get messages out.

For members that are close to Sunnybrook Park: we will be setting up a booth by Sunnybrook leash-off dog park

Time: 15:00-16:30. Come to show support and engage in discussion with the community members

Wear scrubs if you can and dress up according to the weather

If you wish to attend a local event being held in your area, visit ONA Central webpage for more locations across GTA: www.ona.org/bettercare/

Wear scrubs and dress for the weather

 

#SupportNurses

#BetterCare

 


 

 




Updated April 6, 2023

Mark your planners, on April 23, 2023 Local 80 joins ONA Out in Community action day to get messages out. Ontarians are at risk and they need to know.

Local will be holding a ZOOM prep meeting and all BUPs will disseminate information to ONA reps and political action team members.

Check back for details that will be shared here soon.

#SupportNurses

#BetterCare


TIME’S UP: BETTER CARE NOW! DIRECT ACTION!

Updated April 5, 2023

BREAKING NEWS:

Nurses and Healthcare professionals came together today to deliver important message to Ontario Government and Ontario Hospital Association: TIME’S UP!

#BetterStaffing #BetterWages #BetterCare!

Send us your videos and pictures to profile on Local 80 Social Media #SupportNurses

Video Time’s Up!


Updated: March 27, 2023

TIME’S UP: BETTER CARE NOW!

DIRECT ACTION

April 5, 2023, at 10:45am

Join hospital nurses and health -care professionals in a direct action to demand better care! Without better staffing and wages, we can’t provide patients with the care they need. It’s a matter of life and death.

Wear scrubs and dress for the weather

📢 Provincial President Election!

Updated March 30, 2023

 


Updated: March 24, 2023

The Meet and Greet session via TEAMS is today March 24, 2023 at 18:00

Please download TEAMS software in advance to avoid delays in logging onto the meeting

Meeting details: TEAMS

 

 


Updated: March 5, 2023

At Annual Membership meeting on March 21, 2023 Local 80 members will “greet and meet” all 3 candidates running for ONA Provincial President role.

For in-person please come to McLaughlin Auditorium at 15:00 during ONA Local 80 Annual Membership meeting

See the attached virtual session information that is also shared with ONA Representatives

Please contact your BUP if you require assistance with the registration

 

Local 80 members and ONA representatives,

You are invited to Local 80 Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom and also in-person.

When: Mar 21, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://ona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkfuqprj0rEtNx7vtxMVz5tet_KTW1e3jl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please contact Local 80 Coordinator Serge Ganzburg at local080@ona.orgshould you require assistance with the registration or have any questions.

In solidarity,

Serge Ganzburg

Local 80 Coordinator

 

The mailing of the Ticket of Nominations (including pin numbers) to all ONA members commenced on Feb. 21, 2023. This is for the election for ONA Provincial President. Members will be able to vote as soon as they receive their package. Resumes and articles of the candidates can be found on ONA’s website at www.ona.org/president. You can also view video statements from each of the candidates. The “Meet the Candidates” video has also now been posted on this site.


Attention all ONA members!

ONA 2023 Provincial By-Election candidates for President

On March 21, 2023 Local 80 membership is invited to meet and greet provincial candidates at Annual Membership Meeting that will commence at 15:00

ZOOM meeting details will be posted here. Check back soon


📢Provincial President Election!

Call for Nominations (English and French) for the position of Provincial President.

Please note that completed and signed nomination forms must be received by 4:00 pm ET on February 1, 2023 and are to be sent to chiefelectoralofficer@ona.org.

This information can also be found on ONA’s website at www.ona.org/president.

Copies of documents:

2023 Call for Nominations President_Eng

2023 Call for Nominations President_Fr_ca

Attention ONA Local 80 members: ONA Local 80 Annual Membership Meeting – March 21, 2023

The Local 80 Annual Membership Meeting is on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 15:00 hrs. The meeting will take place at McLaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus Sunnybrook. Please bring your ONA ID in order to attend.

Meeting notification and agenda are attached


Attention ONA Representatives: Next ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting – March 21, 2023

The next ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting will be on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 8:00 hrs. The meeting will take place at McLaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus

Please submit your RSVP form to Local 80 office ASAP if you require Leave of Absence
Registration starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

Reps Mtg Enviroscan – please submit e-Scan form to Local 80 exec office (preferably a week prior to the meeting)

📢 Happy International Women’s Day!

Our unique opportunity to celebrate freedoms and equity and thank all generations of women who fought hard to achieve rights and equity‼️

Ontario Nurses’ Association Enters into Mediation

Last chance to reach a negotiated contract for hospital nurses, health-care professionals


📢 “All-Out Shut Down Protest” – Thursday, March 2.

Local 080 Members and Union Representatives,

Hospital Central Negotiations Team resumes its work next Monday and we are gearing up for another eventful week.

Next important action day:

All-Out “Shut Down” Picket is on Thursday, March 2nd, from 12 pm to 2 pm – Encourage every member and supporter to join our “all-out” picket around Toronto’s downtown Sheraton Hotel as bargaining wraps up. Let the OHA and your employers know that we will keep fighting for our priorities!

Jane Gaanan – Sunnybrook Nurses BU VP is the point person to connect with when our members arrive at the downtown rally on March 2nd.

Jane’s cell phone # is (416) 846-3951.

Please spread the word and encourage all who are off that day to attend this rally on March 2nd.

Please note: The Local will reimburse public transportation expenses to Local 80 members who travel to the rally on March 2nd.

Please keep your TTC or other public transportation receipts, or your public parking invoices and submit them directly to Paul LoStracco at paul.lostracco@sunnybrook.ca or Serge Ganzburg at local080@ona.org.

Go to https://www.ona.org/bettercare/ for more information on all actions that ONA members have engaged in during this round of central bargaining‼️

#betterstaffingbettercare #supportnurses


📢 “All Out Picket” at Sunnybrook on Thursday Feb 23.

Wow Local 80! You have set a precedence by showing up to the picket lines at Sunnybrook and Toronto Downtown core in BIG numbers‼️

Nurses’ voices getting louder and it helps to put more pressure on OHA as the central bargaining continues. More than 100 people came throughout the entire event including ONA central representatives, Region 3 VP Karen McKay-Eden, OFL leaders and MPP Jill Andrew.

Kudos to our chanters and ALL who assisted with planning, carrying signs, walking; and contributed to the success of this event.
Special thanks all for coming out today or covering colleagues in their units so others could come to the picket line. I know that more people actually wanted to be out there but could not because of staffing pressures.
Let me be clear – we got it straight: Fighting for Better Staffing. Better Care. Better Wages

#betterstaffingbettercare #supportnurses

 


📢 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF

Thursday February 2nd “Sticker up action” this is a day we all wear the sticker.
It’s important to educate families and patients what we are fighting for which does of course include them. Everyone take selfies, making sure not to have any patients info in the background. ( for obvious privacy issues and your license)… Then post and share.
#betterstaffingbettercare #supportnurses and tag ONA in the pictures.
The stickers are now available in the ONA office H214/H215.  Please arrange to come and get enough for all the ONA members working on your unit  Feb 2.
Spread the word!!


Join @ontarionurses, @OFLabour and @local080

January 28, 2023 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM to learn how to fight for, and win, the Ontario we need. Here’s what to expect:

  • Gain skills to get organized and build local campaigns
  • Learn from leaders in the fights for decent work, climate justice, and more
  • Be part of launching the Enough is Enough campaign

For registration and details follow the link

📢 And again this is the time of the year to submit your ONA dues refund

If you work for 2 or more ONA affiliated employers please submit your refund form no later than February 28, 2023

📢 Attention Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit ONA RNs Have Your Say

       Bargaining Survey is now open!

The survey is your opportunity to tell ONA about your bargaining priorities and needs as we begin to plan for the next round of local negotiations in 2023

If you are an ONA RN member, we want to hear from you!

Copies of this survey are sent to all units at Sunnybrook. Please ask your ONA rep to get a copy. Survey can also be found here: ONA LOCAL 80 – Have your say questionnaire

Please return to H214 (Bayview Campus) no later than February 10th, 2023; or you can fax it to 416 480-6867. If you fax it within hospital, please add 9 and then dial a full number.

 

All members who submit will be entered in a draw for 1 of 2 $50 gift cards!!!

📢 ONA Local 080 members come to support local communities!

Local 080 Executives attended Youth Without Shelter Center in North York and delivered food items donated by the Local

Also delivered a very important political messages regarding critical shortage of Nurses and Healthcare Providers in Ontario

📢 Attention Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit ONA members!!

Collective bargaining update

Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit update

Ticket of nominations for Sunnybrook Negotiations Committee

Thank you to all who put their names forward!


October 13, 2022 update

Ticket of nominations for Sunnybrook RN Bargaining Unit has been posted!

Come out and vote on November 14!!

 


Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit Local Collective Agreement will expire on March 31, 2023, and local bargaining will commence

This is call call for part time and full time member of local negotiating committee

Nominations Form for the Negotiating Team for the Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit can be downloaded here

Nominations will be accepted until midnight, Friday October 7, 2022

📢 Attention ONA Members – Log in for your chance to win!

November 23, 2022

Do you want to win an iPad?

It couldn’t be easier! Just log into the Access ONA member portal and you will be automatically entered into a draw for one iPad per Region.

For more information https://www.ona.org/news-posts/access-ona-contest/

📢 Hospital nurses, support and paramedical staff delivered “all we  want for Christmas” holiday card to Premier at Queen’s Park  Tuesday!

📢

The rally to protect surgical patient care at Hamilton Health Sciences is on for Wednesday, December 7 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.!

And we need you to be there! 

 

📢 Hospital Central Negotiating Team update memo

Updated November 1, 2022

Attached Chief Electoral Officer memo with nominations and elections results

Memo

 

 


Attached are the resumes of HCNT Region 3 candidates

Serge Ganzburg – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Local 80 ResumeArticle

Ingrid Garrick – University Health Network – Princess Margaret. Local 97 ResumeArticle
Joan McCollum –  William Osler Health System. Local43 ResumeArticle

 


Please check for more information: https://www.ona.org/news-posts/2022-elections-hcnt/

📢 ONA Central Have Your Say questionnaire is out!!

Follow the link to fill out! Share with the Central Negotiating Team what matters most!

The survey can be completed on any device and will be available from October 3 to November 18, 2022, so do not delay!

www.ona.org/haveyoursay

 

ONA Bargaining 2022 Survey Memo-English

ONA Bargaining 2022 Survey Memo-French

ONA Have Your Say Bargaining Survey 2022_English

ONA Have Your Say Survey Bargaining 2022_French

Attention ONA Local 80 members: ONA Local 80 General Membership Meeting – October 18, 2022

The Local 80 General Membership Meeting is on Tuesday October 18, 2022 at 1500 hrs. The meeting will take place at McGlaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus Sunnybrook. Please bring your ONA ID in order to attend.

Meeting notification and agenda will be posted here shortly. Please check back.


Attention ONA Representatives: Next ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting – October 18, 2022

The next ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting will be on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 8:00 hrs. The meeting will take place at McGlaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus

Please submit your RSVP form to Local 80 office ASAP if you require Leave of Absence
Registration starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

RSVP form

Reps Mtg Enviroscan – please submit e-Scan form to Local 80 exec office (preferably a week prior to the meeting)

📢 A message from ONA Chief Electoral Officer

 The hospital central collective agreement will expire March 31, 2023.

As a result, it is time to initiate the process of electing a new HCNT and to make the call for nominations from members in hospital Bargaining Units. 

Contact your Local 80 Coordinator Serge Ganzburg at local080@ona.org or 416 480-6100 ext. #4597

or

ONA Central: Vicki Romaniuk at vickir@ona.org or dial 519 966-6350, toll free at 1-800-387-5580, ext. #5221 should you you have any questions

Please download resume and other documents:

Call for Nominations 2023 HCNT

Call for Nominations 2023 HCNT Fr

Nomination Form 2023 HCNT

Nomination Form 2023 HCNT Fr

Resume Form 2023 HCNT

Resume Form 2023 HCNT Fr

 

📢 Attention ONA Members

 

Labour Day Parade is just around the corner. Mark your calendars September 5, 2022

For more information please visit ONA Central webpage

Join ONA and your Local in celebrating Labour Day 2022 events

Contact your Local Coordinator Serge Ganzburg at local080@ona.org if you plan attending events on September 5, 2022, and marching with ONA and other major Unions

Information will be shared with all who send their RSVP

 

📢 Posting of Notice for Region 3 VP By-Election

Updated August 25, 2022

 2022 By-Election for Region 3 Vice-President voting results that concluded at 4:00 pm on August 24, 2022. 

Congratulations to Karen McKay-Eden, newly elected Region 3 VP! And thank to all candidates that came forward!

 


 

Karen McKay-Eden Campaign message

CAMPAIGN MESSAGE-RAMESH MIRMOOJI

Members will be able to vote as soon as they receive their package.

Note that resumes and articles of the candidates can be found on the ONA website at www.ona.org/region3

Video Meet the candidates

Vote closes August 24, 2022

 

 

📢 On August 8th, 2022 Local 080 joined ONA and OFL in a rally at Queen’s Park

Exciting energy and we thank all Local 80 members who supported in solidarity!

Sharing some pictures from this event

 

 

Did you know? ONA offers exciting employment opportunities! Find the information here

📢 Updates from ONA Board of Directors

For Action

 

Read ONA President Cathryn Hoy opinion-editorial on the nursing shortage in the Toronto Sun here  and retweet.

Join in CFNU’s campaign to address the nursing shortage. Watch and share the video.

 

For Information

HOOPP News: Your pension is increasing!

 

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) Board of Trustees approved a benefit improvement for active members effective January 1, 2023. All members active in the Plan on January 1, 2023, will benefit from this latest improvement with, on average, a 15-per-cent increase to their lifetime pension. For the 85 per cent of active members who also benefited from previous improvements announced in 2017 and 2021, the combined total increase to their lifetime pension will be, on average, 24 per cent. Visit hoopp.com for more information about the benefit improvement.

📢 ONA Media Release provincial budget 2022-2023 update

Ford Budget Fails to Take Urgent Action for Nurses, Health-Care Professionals and Ontarians, says ONA

📢 On August 8th, 2022 at 12:00 we will call Ontario Government to make health care system a priority

Premier Ford is recalling the legislature for a rare summer sitting to outline the government’s priorities and to pass their pre-election budget. Join us & OFLabour at Queen’s Park

Contact Serge Ganzburg Local 80 Coordinator and Jane Gaanan Political Action Chair for more information.

Meeting at 11:45 at ONA Central Office. Address: 85 Grenville St #400, Toronto, ON M5S 3A2

You can take a shuttle to Women’s College Hospital that is just across ONA offices. Shuttle Information

Or just join us at Queen’s Park 110 Wellesley St West. Toronto, ONM7A 1A2

 

📢 Call for nominations for the position of Region 3 Vice-President with Portfolio 

Please find attached the following information regarding the nomination process to be followed for the above-noted provincial positions: 

Word sample resume and article

2022 Call for NominationsF Region 3

Or visit ONA website for more information: www.ona.org/region3 

Please contact your Local 080 Coordinator Serge Ganzburg should you require additional information local080@ona.org

 

June 2022 Pride Events

📢 Happy #Pride2022 Month‼️

Join us on June 26th, 2022 and celebrate diversity with ONA and all communities at Toronto Pride Parade!

Parade events will kick off at 1400, and Local 80 members are asked to arrive beforehand

If you plan to march, come to the intersection of Church and Bloor at 12:00. The march will start at 14:00

There are still spots available on ONA float. Please contact Paul or Serge if you wish to secure a spot. 1st come – 1st serve basis. Call 416 480-4597 or email local080@ona.org to RSVP

For more information on how ONA celebrates Month of Pride visit ONA webpage: Celebrating Pride 2022!

#OutAgain

Memo: Retention Bonus

Details regarding $5,000 payment released. Visit ONA page for more details

Sunnybrook ONA Bargaining Unit

Updated May 27, 2022

Sunnybrook Hospital is in process of paying Retention Bonus to healthcare providers as directed by the Ontario Government, Ministry of Health

Compensation and Benefits department sent further clarifications. Clarifications on retention bonus Sunnybrook Hospital

Attestations to be submitted by May 31, 2022

Please contact David Draffin, Director of Compensation and Benefits at ext. # 5115 or email HumanResources@sunnybrook.ca should you require assistance in filing your attestation hours

Example Attestation Form_TRIN 2022

 

Distribution Guide: Temporary Retention Incentive for Nurses Program Guide

We understand that many are concerned about unfolding military conflict in Ukraine. Please access available resources if you need counselling:

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. If you need advice, counselling or just a little help, Homewood Health is available 24/7/365. Call 1-800-663-1142 or visit the Homewood website.

 

 

 

 

2022 Ontario Provincial Elections Coverage

Provincial Elections will commence on June 2nd, 2022

Visit ONA Webpage for more information about Political Parties elections’ platforms to learn on their priorities.
ONA call all member to go and vote on June 2, 2022.
We have been long time undervalued and forgotten. Make your own choices on June 2 and do not let other to decide for you. You may not like other’s choices!
NURSES CARE
NURSES VOTE

Preparing to vote on June 2nd, 2022

 The Legislation 

The relevant provisions of the Elections Act are set out in Section 6 of the Act, which provides that employees are to have three consecutive hours for voting, without any penalty or deduction from their pay. Such time off shall be granted at the time of day that best suits the employer. 

Time off with Pay 

If an employee’s work schedule conflicts with the right to three consecutive hours off, then they are entitled to time off with pay in a manner to ensure that right to vote. The employer has the right to determine when that time off may be but must do so in compliance with the Act. 

Contact your managers as soon as you can to determine coverage and time to vote on June 2nd!

2022 Nursing Week

Dedicated to Care. Fighting for Change. Les soins sont notre mission. Le changement est notre combat.

Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit | Evening Reception May 12th, 2022

Local 080 Nurses are cordially invited to Evening Reception in celebration of 2022 Nursing Week events.

For more details please review invitations for each campus 

2022 Nursing Week

Dedicated to Care. Fighting for Change. Les soins sont notre mission. Le changement est notre combat.

Get ready for 2022 Nursing Week 

Visit ONA webpage

2022 Nursing Week Events

Johnson Insurance, ONA’s preferred insurance provider, once again wants to support and celebrate you and your members during Nursing Week 2022.

You’ve taken care of everyone, now it’s time to take care of yourself! the $10,000 ONA Appreciation Giveaway! contest for a chance to WIN one of ten $1,000 cash prizes!

Enter the “$10,000 ONA Appreciation Giveaway!” contest pages.johnson.ca/ONAGiveaway,

and

Include your work site location with your entry. See here for details pages.johnson.ca/ONAGiveaway-rules.

 

Click on the “$10,000 ONA Appreciation Giveaway!” contest for Your chance to WIN one of ten $1,000 cash prizes!:

 

Thank You once again for all that you are and all that you do!

For your insurance needs, trust the program built for nurses, by nurses.  Trust the ONA Benefit Program.

   Regards,

 

Your Friends at Johnson Insurance

 

ONA Local 080 Gala Dinner May 11th, 2022

Dedicated to Care. Fighting for Change.

Les soins sont notre mission. Le changement est notre combat.

 

You are cordially invited to attend ONA Local 80 – Gala Dinner/Dance in Celebration of Nurses’ Week

For more information please see attached the Invitation Poster

 

 

FIGHTING FOR CHANGE!

Join ONA and Local 080 to march on #Mayday to protect Public Health Care and repeal Bill 124!

Contact Serge at local080@ona.org for more information

 

 

 

Activist Assembly:  Building the fight for a workers-first agenda

March 06, 2022 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Access registration information at OFL webpage

 

ATTENTION ONA LOCAL 80 UNION REPRESENTATIVES

Next ONA Local 80 Representatives meeting will be on Monday, March 7, 2022 via Zoom, followed by Annual Membership Meeting

Pre-registration is required by February 28, 2022. Registration information is available in the attached
Log in starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

If you would like to register or would like more information Registration for ONA Local 080 Reps and AGM. Mar 7, 2022 V-3

 

TORONTO, February 3, 2022Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Cathryn Hoy, RN:

“meeting today with Premier Doug Ford, ONA received an invitation to a second meeting to discuss nursing retention in Ontario, and that while the Premier expressed interest in ONA’s solutions to fix the nursing shortage, he did not commit to repealing Bill 124”

Please read for more information

Meeting Ford Feb 3, 2022

 

ATTENTION ONA LOCAL 80 MEMBERS

Next ONA Local 80 Annual Membership meeting will be on Monday, March 7, 2022 via Zoom

Pre-registration is required. Registration information is available in the attached
Meeting starts at 3:00 PM

If you would like to register: Registration for ONA Local 080 AGM. Mar 7, 2022 V-3

Local 80 is supporting local communities

Meeting amazing Local Community Leader Yvonne Salmon provided #ONALocal080 members with meaningful opportunity to assist 300 vulnerable kids of #Toronto Local Community and bring food before holidays #HappyHolidays2021

#SaferCelebrations

#givingback

Local 80 Site VP Jane Gaanan appears in latest ONA ad campaign

Hospital Central Bargaining and Human Rights Complaint Salary Schedules update

 

Vicki McKenna has sent this memo to all Locals to give you an update regarding the Judicial Review of the Hospitals Arbitration decision

Click here to learn more

Virtual RBC Race for the Kids – October 2021

Amazing project lead by Mary Glavassevich: “I am supporting the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook”

Once again we will be making a difference for youth mental health.

Click here to learn more.

2021 ONA Elections Results

The 2021 ONA Board of Directors elections are now closed. The Ontario Nurses’ Association is pleased to announce that Cathryn Hoy, RN, has been elected as the union’s new president. Click here to learn more.

Visit the 2021 ONA Elections page for complete election results.

Biennial 2021 – Register Now!

The Ontario Nurses’ Association Virtual Biennial Convention is being held the week of November 15 – 19, 2021.

The Biennial Convention, provides members with an update on the work of our union, guest speakers and decisions on Constitutional Amendments and Resolutions. The week kicks off with our annual Human Rights and Equity Caucus on Monday November 15, continuing the important discussion around the theme “Beyond Good Intentions: Confronting Racial Discrimination through Solidarity”. We will conclude on November 19, with a half-day education session “Provincial Election 2022 – Building a Collective Vision in Health Care”.

Click here to learn more.

Please register for the 2021 Virtual Biennial Convention using the link below. The meeting is open to any Ontario Nurses’ Association member with entitlements.

Register here: https://www.multisoftevents.com/ONABIENNIAL21/

ONA 2021 Provincial Elections – Board of Directors

Voting information (including PIN number) will be sent to members commencing September 27, 2021.

Members can vote until 4:00 p.m. on November 1, 2021.

  1. Call 1-866-398-1586 or vote online at https://ona.simplyvoting.com.
  2. Listen to the easy-to-follow prompts or follow the instructions on screen.
  3. Select the candidate of your choice and confirm your selection.

For more information, including video messages from the candidates and their resumes, visit our website at www.ona.org/board21.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (Chief Executive Officer) at chiefelectoralofficer@ona.org.

Click here to read the complete notice.

Local 80 Human Rights & Equity Education Day

ONA Local 80 members are invited to join our Human Rights & Equity Day on October 28 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Topic: Anti-Racism “Be Informed, Know Your Rights”
Guest Speaker: Dawn Armstrong, VP Region 1 (Human Rights & Equity portfolio)

Zoom Link: https://ona.zoom.us/j/99625211020?pwd=VjhaTE1BWjI0VmZEYVh2cjk4bnptZz09

HOOPP Representatives will attend this session to take questions from interested members

Join the HOOPP Breakout room after entering the meeting via Zoom

2021 Hospital Central Bargaining Update

Read the Highlights of Collective Agreement Changes:

English | French

Click here to see the latest bargaining news.

The new hospital central collective agreement will be posted on our Collective Agreements page, when it is available.

Attention Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit ONA Members

The new Local Collective Agreement was ratified on August 11th, 2021 by Local 080 members and passed with 100% vote!

Click here to view the highlights of collective agreement changes.

Thanks to all members of the Negotiations Team who came forward to the bargaining table and all Local 080 members who supported and engaged.

Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit Negotiations Team

2021 Call for Nominations: ONA President, First Vice-President and Regional Vice-Presidents

Nominations are now open for the 2021 ONA Board of Directors elections. Learn more here.

Labour Day

 

Dear ONA Members:

September 6, 2021, Labour Day, is quickly approaching and it is a unique opportunity to celebrate our rights, unity and each and every one of our achievements.

Your ONA Local 080 Executive commends you for all your hard work and ongoing commitment to looking after the sickest and most vulnerable all year around!

Although the 2021 live Labour Day Parade is cancelled, ONA will host virtual events. Please check the ONA Labour Day webpage for more information.

Send us your stories and we will share them on our Local 080 website.

Stay safe and proud!

In solidarity,

Serge Ganzburg, RN, Local 080 Coordinator

Local 080 Executive

Discount – Satay on the Road Bayview

Satay on the Road Bayview is sponsoring 2021 Nursing Week with the $10 Electronic Gift Card for ONA Local 80 members. Please call Satay on the Road Bayview in order to redeem your Gift e-Card. You will be asked for a phone number in order to process your order. Click here to view the gift card details. There is no minimum purchase required. The offer expires on August 31, 2021.
Website: www.satayontheroad.ca
Phone: 416 440-0679

June 2021 ONA Board Highlights

A summary of highlights from the June 2021 ONA Board of Directors meeting is now available to read and download here.

Call for Volunteers – Local 80 Human Rights and Equity Committee

ONA Local 80 executives and the Human Rights and Equity (HR&E) Committee are re-activating and reviewing the current mission and vision of the committee. Members are invited to join the HR&E committee and apply for the following vacancies.

Current vacancies available for interested ONA Local 80 members are:

  • Indigenous Member;
  • Member with Disability;
  • Francophone Member.

Application deadline: May 21, 2021

Click here for details including how to apply.

Attention Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit ONA Members: Upcoming Ratification Vote

The ratification vote for the Sunnybrook bargaining unit collective agreement is on August 11, 2021 from 12oo to 1400 hrs and from 1800 to 2000 hrs via Zoom.

You must pre-register for a session to receive the Zoom link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You must choose one of these two time slots to register for. The 1200 hr time slot runs from 1200 to 1400 hrs and you can join at any time within that time frame for a 5 to 10 minute explanation of what is being ratified prior to voting. The 1800 hr time slot runs from 1800 to 2000 hrs.

Select the appropriate registration link for the session you will attend:

Aug 11, 2021 1200 hr

Register in advance for this meeting: https://ona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfuiqrD0pGdwgPB9Nv_WMCmlb4sKZ416l

Aug 11, 2021 1800 hr

Register in advance for this meeting: https://ona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModOysqT8oG91FUazNXXGcC6FEBQM8OHx0

Thank you and see you all on Zoom!

Sunnybrook Notice of Ratification Vote

Pride Month

View events, resources and materials for Pride Month on ONA’s Pride page.

Johnson Insurance celebrates ONA Superheroes in Scrubs!

As a big thank you to ONA Superheroes in Scrubs, Johnson Insurance is giving you a chance to win a $2,000 GRAND PRIZE or one of three $1,000 secondary prizes!

Click here to learn more or visit https://pages.johnson.ca/ONAgiveaway.

Call for interested members! Work with ONA during a federal election campaign

The purpose of this campaign is to empower our members to make informed choices in the upcoming federal election. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the federal government has a critical role in provincial health-care spending. This election is an opportunity to pressure all parties to invest in sustainable, more resilient health care. We also aim to increase voter turnout as well as increase knowledge of the party platforms within our membership.

The ONA federal election campaign will last approximately four weeks, from August 30, 2021 – September 24, 2021 (election day).* There will be approximately ten members chosen to work alongside the campaign staff leads: Sebastian Ronderos-Morgan, Ken Marciniec, Stacey Papernick and Etana Cain from Communications and Government Relations at ONA. Training will be provided virtually over the week of August 30, 2021 – September 3, 2021 (depending on schedules and availability). The three weeks of campaign book-off will begin September 6, 2021 and end September 24, 2021. The regional activists will work together to create a plan of engagement for their region and connect back to the campaign leads for support.

*Note: the planning for this campaign depends on when and if the current federal government decides to call an election. Rumour has it that the election call could come in mid-August. Campaign timelines may change.

More information

  • This is a temporary secondment role.
  • Time commitment is 4 weeks of booked off time (negotiated by your LRO with your employer).
  • Time will be split between 2-3 days of training in August and/or September (depending on availability and need) and;
    3 weeks (Monday – Friday) some evenings required for phone banking and other events, between September 6 – 24, 2021.*

Training

We will provide training on:

  • Texting program, phone banking, how to engage members in political conversations, how to connect federal issues to provincial ones, how to talk about the issues in your workplace, how to move people from not interested in politics to curious and engaged! How to affect change in your workplace, community and the broader public as a nurse and health-care professional.
  • Government relations, internal membership mobilizing, communications

Role of the seconded members

  • Raise awareness within their Bargaining Unit about the federal election.
  • Get their bargaining unit informed and voting for public health care.
  • Get their local informed and voting for public health care.
  • Connect local issues to nearby target ridings to impact the outcome of the election in that riding.
  • Connect local issues to local candidates to ensure that long-term and sustainable relationships are formed with labour leaders, politicians, and other community activists.
  • Work with other ONA leaders to come up with events, actions and engagement that is attuned to local needs and interests.

Invitation to Submit you Name:

Please express your interest to Region 3 Vice-President DJ Sanderson directly at DJS@ona.org. The deadline to submit your name is July 14, 2021. 

Virtual Rally to Repeal Bill 124

Friday, May 28 from 12-1:15 p.m.

Ontario nurses and health-care professionals are demanding that the Ford PC government repeal Bill 124, the wage-suppression legislation that targets women-dominated professions and takes away the right to freely negotiate fair wages. It also exempts male-dominated professions, such as police and firefighters, further showing the Ford government’s disrespect for women.

For more than a year, nurses and health-care professionals have been on the front lines showing up every day to care for patients and their families during this pandemic. They are burning out. Despite this, Premier Ford continues to devalue nursing and care work. Nurses and health-care professionals deserve respect. This bill is just a tactic to suppress a pay increase that does not keep up with inflation. Declining wages are driving nurses and health-care professionals away from their professions.

The Ford government seems to be picking and choosing who is worthy of receiving recognition. Nurses and health-care professionals deserve a fair wage increase too! This year’s hospital collective bargaining arbitration decision will be released by the arbitrator at the end of May or in June. With Premier Ford’s Bill 124 still law, it is likely that we will not achieve more than a one per cent wage increase. It is past time for this government to repeal Bill 124.

Join the movement of nurses, health-care professionals and public supporters that are demanding respect, fair wages and the right to freely negotiate.

Stand up, participate and be counted at ONA’s Virtual Rally to Repeal Bill 124 Now!

Join us Friday, May 28 from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Register Here!

Let’s turn up the heat and raise your voice alongside hundreds of nurses and health-care professionals. We’ll hear directly from ONA leaders, nurses, health-care professionals, union leaders, politicians and others.

We will be taking actions together during the rally to pressure the Ford government to repeal Bill 124.

Watch the livestream at https://www.facebook.com/OntarioNurses Media will be invited to attend. Let’s seize this important moment before the release of the arbitration award to exercise our power as 68,000 strong and show Premier Ford that we have had enough.

Nursing Week Discounts and Gifts

Thanks to all of our generous donors! Click here to view the 2021 Nursing Week Donor List.

Women’s College Hospital Bargaining Unit’s Nursing Week Sponsors:

  • Canada Costco Wholesale
  • ChiButtons
  • Coca Cola Bottling Canada
  • David’s Tea
  • Gems by JAEL
  • McDonald
  • Loreal/Cerave/Pierre Fabre-Avene

Join the Phone Zap on May 20 to #StopBill124!

Thursday, May 20 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Ontario nurses and health-care professionals demand the Ford PC government repeal Bill 124, their wage-suppression legislation that targets women-dominated professions and takes away our right to freely negotiate fair wages. Exempting male-dominated professions, such as police and firefighters, shows this government disrespects women. For more than a year, you have been on the front lines of this pandemic and Premier Ford continues to devalue nursing and care work. This Bill is just the latest tactic used to suppress a simple increase for nurses and health-care professionals that would help you stop losing ground financially. Declining wages are driving many of you away from your professions. You should not have to continue to fight for the respect you deserve. The Ford government is picking and choosing who is worthy receiving recognition. They have provided COVID-19 wage increases to physicians, but have left most others, including nurses and health-care professionals, behind. This year’s hospital bargaining decision will be released by the Arbitrator at the end of May or in June. With Premier Ford’s Bill 124 still law, it is highly unlikely that we will achieve more than a one-per-cent wage increase. It is past time for this government to repeal Bill 124.

Join the movement of nurses and health-care professionals that are demanding respect, fair wages and the right to freely negotiate. Stand up and be counted as we seize this important moment before the release of the arbitration award to exercise our power as 68,000 strong and show Premier Ford that we have had enough.

Join the Bill 124 Phone and Email Zap! Take action with nurses, health-care professionals and our supporters.

We will call and email the Ford Cabinet and opposition party leaders to demand that the Ford Government repeal Bill 124. Make your voice heard!

Nurses and health-care professionals deserve fairness and respect now!

What is a Phone Zap?

You will need access to a telephone and a computer to participate. You will be given scripts to call and email MPPs to demand that the Ford government repeal Bill 124 now! Training will be provided in the first thirty minutes and we will take action together for the next hour. You will be sent an email reminder about the zap.

Register

Click on this Zoom link to register: https://ona.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAoc-mrrjgtHNVWXnb39XK4GLG-4cHaOp5D

#StopBill124 #NursesDeserveBetter #HealthProfessionalsDeserveBetter

Local 80 celebrates #StandInMyShoes – Nursing Week 2021

Videos Greetings from ONA Local 80

A message from Local Coordinator Serge Ganzburg

A message from First Vice-Coordinator/Treasurer Paul LoStracco

A message from Site Vice-President (Holland Centre) Jane Gaanan

A message from Site Vice-President (SJR) and HRE Chair Marva McCalla

Virtual Nursing Week Celebration- May 12, 2021

Join us on Zoom on May 12, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for our Local 80 Virtual Nursing Week Celebration.

Zoom Link: https://ona.zoom.us/j/3789764025?pwd=a2thcWVtblk5NVh4cENtSjVFdUYxUT09

Dial by your location
855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Meeting ID: 378 976 4025

Luncheon Information

Click here for Bayview site.

Click here for Holland Centre.

St. John’s Rehab: Luncheon Grab-n-Go will be offered to ONA members from 11:00 till 15:30 Room #A1 78.

Learn more about the #StandInMyShoes campaign.

Access ONA Nursing Week information and resources.

Nursing Week Resources and News

A message from ONA President Vicki McKenna, RN, on the “dark clouds” over #NursingWeek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLtmLn48Geg

“ONA in Action – November 2020”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcr7Nx1v6c0

“We see you: A tribute to healthcare workers” HOOPP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIYaiHwdf5s

2021 Nursing Week Survey

Dear ONA Local 80 Members,

Spring and 2021 National Nursing Week are upon us and it is time to plan Nursing Week events.

As we are gearing up, your ONA Local 80 Executive Committee is looking for your opinion and suggestions.

This short survey will give all of us the opportunity to engage and create safe ways to celebrate our achievements and dedication to nursing. It should take 1 minute to complete.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MZFWBQL

Please provide your response on or before April 23rd 2021.

Thank you for all your hard work at frontlines!

In solidarity,

Serge Ganzburg, RN

ONA Local 80 Coordinator

ONA Local 80 General Membership Annual Meeting – March 15, 2021

The Local 80 Annual Meeting is on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1500 hrs. The meeting will take place online via Zoom. Click here for registration details.

Next Local 80 ONA representatives meeting

The next ONA rep meeting will be on Monday, March 15, 2021 via Zoom.

Pre-registration is required.
Log in starts at 7:30 AM
Meeting starts at 8:00 AM

If you would like to register or would like more information please view the notice form.

Ticket of Nominations for ONA Local 80 Negotiating Team

Election Day is Friday, March 5, 2021.

The following are the nominated members:

1 Part Time Member to be elected

  • Barbara Needham – P/T member
  • Sylvena Soloman – P/T member

1 Full Time Member to be elected

  • Palden Dugda – F/T member
  • Judy Lucas – F/T member
  • Susan Serrano – F/T member

Select your worksite for voting times and locations:

Holland Site

Bayview Site

St. John’s Rehab Site

 

ONA Election Day Local 80 Negotiation Team

SB – BAYVIEW SITE
FRIDAY MARCH 5, 2021

  • 0700-1000  Rm-D137
  • 1200-1400  Rm-H483
  • 1500-1700  Rm-H483
  • 1800-2000 Rm-H483

The hours/venue of elections for Holland Orthopaedic Centre and St John’s Rehab are to follow. Date will be on March 5 2021.

February is Black History Month

In February we celebrate Black History Month and honour Black Canadians whose struggles and achievements have shaped our country. All Local 80 members are invited to participate. Learn more about Black History Month.

Call for Nominations – Sunnybrook Local Negotiating Team

The Negotiating Team is comprised of the Sunnybrook Local 80 Bargaining Unit Vice Presidents and the Bargaining Unit President is the Chair. We will require two (2) additional members, one Full Time Nurse and one Part Time Nurse from any one Unit.

Fully completed nomination forms will be accepted until midnight on February 12, 2021.

Bargaining survey launches! Tell ONA Local 80 your priorities!

Complete the Have Your Say survey and let us know what you would like to see in our next Local Contract.

Local 80 Women’s College Hospital Bargaining Unit Nominations

The 2020 ONA Local 80 Women’s College Hospital Bargaining Unit nominations are complete. All positions have been acclaimed. Click here to view the list of nominees.

Congratulations Connie!

Ontario Nurses’ Association Local 80 announces the retirement of a Leader and dear Friend – Connie Belfon, RN. Click here to read more.

 

Local 80 Election Results

The 2020 ONA Local 80 election results are now in. We thank all candidates for their interest and involvement in the election.

Local Coordinator – Serge Ganzburg (Elected)

Secretary/Treasurer – Paul Lostracco (Elected)

Click here to download PDF.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote!

Local 80 Elections – November 20, 2020

Nominations are now closed. Click here to view the Ticket of Nominations.

Elections will be held on November 20, 2020 for the positions of:

Select your workplace below for voting times/locations:

Call for Nominations – Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit Elections November 20, 2020

The Election Committee is accepting nominations for the following Local 80 positions to be effective January 1, 2021 (three-year term):

  • Local Coordinator
  • Secretary-Treasurer
  • Election Committee

Sunnybrook Bargaining Unit:

  • BUP
  • 2 Vice Presidents for BAYVIEW CAMPUS
  • 1 Vice President for HOLLAND CENTRE (HOAC)
  • 1 Vice President for ST. JOHNS’ REHAB (SJR)
  • 1 Human Rights & Equity Chair
  • 1 Grievance Chair
  • 4 Health & Safety Reps (1 of which shall be from SJR)
  • 1 Workload & Professional Responsibility Chair
  • Unit Reps
  • Election Committee

Click here to download the Nomination Form.

We require all current Unit Reps whom would like to continue to please send a nomination form in as well. Should you have questions about running for one of the above positions, please contact the ONA office at Sunnybrook (416-480-4597.)

Nomination Forms must be FULLY completed and RECEIVED by the Election Team either by mail to Sunnybrook Union Office, Rooms H214/H215, or by fax to 416-480-6867, no later than midnight October 30, 2020.

A Ticket of Nominations will be posted and sent to the reps for distribution to members by November 10, 2020.

You must be an entitled member to run for any position or to nominate any member or the nomination will be null and void.

Click here for descriptions of available positions.

Click here to download the Nomination Form.

Click here to download the Call for Nominations memo.

COVID-19 Updates

On March 17 at the Annual ONA Membership Meeting, Sunnybrook CEO Dr. Smith, IPAC Director Dr. Leis and Director of Labour & Employee Relations Erin Miller took questions from ONA representatives who attended.

2019 Biennial Convention

Local 80 attends the 2019 Human Rights and Equity Caucus!

Dates:   

November 25, 2019 –   Human Rights and Equity Caucus

November 26, 2019 –   First day of Convention

November 27, 2019 –   Second day of Convention

November 28, 2019 –   Third day of Convention

Bargaining Survey launches! Tell ONA Local 80 your priorities!

The Have Your Say survey is now closed. Thank you for sharing your suggestions for our 2020 Local Contract.

Nursing Week Gala Dinner

Thanks to all those who joined us in celebrating Nursing Week 2019!