With great enthusiasm, the Respiratory Therapists, Anaesthesia Assistants, and Sleep Technologists of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre joined ONA in April. Since joining, we’ve gained a great sense of comfort knowing that we’re part of a strong group of colleagues who will help us have a voice at work so we can do our jobs and give patients the best possible care.
We chose ONA because their only focus is on is health care, which is important to us. ONA better understood our position than any other unions that serve several different industries along with health care. It’s like any niche, you’re going to excel in what you know and focus on.
We were confident, as a group, that ONA was the union for us and there is no looking back. Every part—from the preparation, to the vote, to the end result—was a success. We had a very strong vote and know that as negotiations for our contract unfold, we’ll be in good hands with 64,000 health care professionals across Ontario who have our backs.