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It is your professional responsibility to report unsafe patient care/practice to your employer. The workload report form in itself is not a professional responsibility complaint, but the start of a paper trail to identify and demonstrate ongoing problems that will require a response by your employer. It acts as proof of your identification of patient safety issues to your manager, and provides you with documentation, should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of responding to the Complaints and Disciplines Committee at the College of Nurses.
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If you feel that there has been a violation of the collective agreement, either central or local, there is a process in place to address this through the Local executive.
There are timelines that must be met so do not delay!
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Any time you are off work due to an injury or illness, it is important to contact the local. Our executive will help facilitate your safe return to work by working with you and the manager to develop a return to work plan that meets your specific needs. Our executive also assists with the safe return of nurses who have been off work due to surgery or prolonged illness.

Health and safety is everyone's responsibility. If you identify a hazard, it needs to be reported. To notify Local 8 Health and Safety Officer of a hazard
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ONA Communications


Hello Everyone

During the PCM meeting, it was advised that all ONA communications be done using our personal e-mails.

We are aware that ONA business cannot be done during work hours.

In addition, any sensitive ONA information could be accessed by the employer through the back door, should we use our WECHU emails.

With that being said, I’ve created another group e-mail, utilizing your personal e-mails.

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, I sent out 2 e-mails, one to your WECHU email and one with your personal e-mail.

You should have received 2 e-mails. If you only received an e-mail using the WECHU address, please contact me with your most recent personal e-mail, so that I can update this information.

Thank you!

Attending Phone Banks/ Upcoming Election


Hello Everyone.
If you would like to volunteer at the phone banks, please contact Jo-Dee Brown. We would appreciate your help.
The Provincial election is very important, as it can affect nurse's jobs. This could be considered as a "Health Care Election".
We need to get involved.
I have sent out a calendar, and the phone banks are located at the Round House Center.
Arrangements can be made for you to work from home as well.
Please contact Jo-Dee Brown at jodee.brown@local8.ona.org
Thank you!