Steelworkers Join Hamilton Nurses' Rally

On December 7 members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 1005 joined members of the Ontario Nurses' Association in an information picket outside the Hamilton Health Sciences hospital.

The nurses are standing up to protect patient safety in opposition to the move by the hospital to replace nurses working as scrub nurses in the operating rooms with unregulated Operating Room Assistants (ORAs) who do not have the same specialized training. The nurses point out that all members of the health care team play an important role but there should be no cuts to the number of nurses in operating rooms.

(Photos: TMLD, ONA)

This article was published in
Volume 52 Number 60 - December 16, 2022

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