Sonja Bernhard used to sit in her car and cry at the end of a shift at the Hamilton long-term care home where she had been deployed to help with the pandemic. Like other front-line health workers, the registered practical nurse found working during the pandemic physically and emotionally gruelling. She continues to deal with fallout from it.
Nurses' Week Newsletter May 2021
A Message from the President & Members of Local 786 During Nurses Week It’s a been a year of sacrifice, risk and unprecedented challenges like no other. We are so very grateful to the registered practical nurses (RPNs) at St. Joseph’s Healthcare – Members of CUPE 786. Your skills, determination and [...]
HAMILTON/NIAGARA REGION – As part of Nursing Week (May 10-17) Hamilton and Niagara Region registered practical nurses (RPNs) who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) and SEIU Healthcare are speaking openly with media (tomorrow) Tuesday May 11 at 11 a.m. on ZOOM (
It's Nurses Week! Print out this poster, take a photo with it and show your support for all those hard working Nurses out there who put their own safety on the line to help others in need. Thank you Nurses!
Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us Launch Dear Brothers, Sisters and friends, On March 8, CUPE, SEIU, and Unifor health and long-term care workers launched their campaign to demand respect, protection, and adequate compensation for all health care workers: Respect Us, Protect Us, Pay Us. Following the overstress of health care resources and [...]
Committees for RPN, Social & Bylaw are now FULL. Thank you to everyone who applied.
Information for RPN’s from OCHU - OCHU Submission to CNO on behalf of RPN’s
With the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada this week, we have released a statement to remind nurses of their professional accountabilities to support evidence-based public health prevention and protection measures, including vaccinations, masking, handwashing, and social distancing.