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The federal government’s Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code, received Royal Assent on December 17, 2021. This means that effective January 16, 2022, individuals convicted of assaulting nurses or other health-care professionals may face stiffer penalties in sentencing.
The days of mischaracterizing violence as part of the job are long over. Violence against our members is a criminal offence, now an aggravating factor during sentencing, and should not be tolerated by employers, police, prosecutors and the courts alike.
Please watch and share our videos and award winning short film to spread the message that violence is not part of our jobs!
Get the word out - health care workers will not accept abuse and violence!


ONA Local 8 has created a webpage dedicated to helping front-line registered nurses and health-care professionals access support if they are suffering from the impact of workplace trauma. ONA Local 8 has partnered with a number of health-care organizations, including the Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services, Erie Shores Health Care, Hotel Dieu Healthcare, Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Hiatus House, and the Canadian Mental Health Association to assemble a list of resources which can offer you many options to seek assistance.

Local 8 Annual Membership Meeting


We are holding our annual meeting in person at the Holiday Inn on Huron Church - Mark the date in your calendars!

General Membership Meeting
Wednesday March 8th, 2023
@ Holiday Inn Select (on Huron Church)
1900-2100 hr
● Local Coordinator Report by Sue Sommerdyk
● Update on provincial nursing issues
● Update on Local 8 activity
● Financial Report by Kristine Malott
● Review of the state of finances of Local 8
● Political Action Report by Jodee Brown
● Overview of provincial and local political action
● Presentation of the proposed Local policies and Budget for 2022.
● Vote on any changes to local policies
● Vote on proposed budget
● Vote on continuation with local levy
● Floor Open for Discussion
● Adjourn