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Nurses talk truth.

No one knows the true state of health care in Ontario the way nurses do. It’s nurses who deal every day with the disruptions in our precarious, under-resourced system. And it’s nurses who see the direct effects on patient care and wellbeing.

Now nurses are speaking out in their own words, sharing the realities of the staffing shortage, what privatization will mean for public health care, and what nurses and patients are experiencing in a system that’s falling short.

 

We will be going into bargaining for participating hospitals in early 2025. This survey is our hospital sector members’ opportunity to tell us about their bargaining priorities and objectives as we begin to plan for the next round of negotiations.

The survey will be open from February 12 to March 15, so please do not delay!

Hospital Members – Complete the Have Your Say Bargaining Survey

Welcome to Local 139, we represent over 1300 RNs and RPNs across 3 sites, Grand River Hospital, St Andrew’s Terrace and Riverbend. 

2024 Meeting Dates

Local Budget and Policy Review Meeting 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH 2024 0945-1115

Waterloo Public Library, John Harper Branch

500 Fisher-Hallman Road, Waterloo

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Are you receiving updated publications and emails from ONA? Have you moved recently or changed positions? If so please visit https://www.ona.org/update-ona-member-information/ and either call, email or complete the online form. Our Local Bargaining Unit president sends out information to members as well and our list is generated with the information from ONA Central.  Any questions please contact our Secretary @ local139sec@ona.org.

ONA Leadership St. Andrew's Terrace

Local 139 Executive

Term 2021-2023

Jen Cepukas
Local Coordinator/Bargaining Unit President Grand River Hospital
Phone:519-591-7049
Email: local139@ona.org

Sarah Martin

Grievance Chair  local139GR@ona.org

Paula Branton
Vice Local Coordinator/Bargaining Unit President St. Andrew’s Terrace
Email: Local139BUP100253@ona.org

Sarah Martin
Treasurer
Email: local139tr@ona.org

Emilie Gordon
Secretary
Email: local139sec@ona.org

ONA Leadership Grand River Hospital

Term 2021-2023

Bargaining Unit President & Local Coordinator
Jen Cepukas
Phone:519-591-7049
Email: local139@ona.org

Grievance Chair Grand River Hospital
Sarah Martin
Email: local139GR@ona.org

Treasurer
Sarah Martin
Email: local139tr@ona.org

Secretary
Emilie Gordon
Email: local139sec@ona.org

Freeport Site Rep
Carol Bulgin
Email: L139SRB624@ona.org

Human Rights and Equity Rep
Melissa Karger
Email: L139lvb624@ona.org

VP Joint Health and Safety

Brooks Patterson

Email: l139lva624@ona.org

 

 

Hospital Association

Tina Klassen

Brooks Patterson

Shelagh Magee

Melissa Karger

Jennifer Cepukas

Grievance Committee

Shelagh Magee

Jennifer Cepukas

Sarah Martin

Carol Bulgin

Tania St-Denis

Negotiations

Sarah Martin

Shelagh Magee

Jennifer Cepukas

Carol Bulgin

Brooks Patterson

Judith Coutts

Health and Safety

KW site

Jen Cepukas
Brooks Patterson

Freeport Site

Pooja Pradhan

Scheduling

Jen Cepukas
Melissa Karger
Tania St-Denis
Shelagh Magee

Election Committee

Melissa Karger

Sarah Martin

Jennifer Cepukas

Judith Coutts

Tania St-Denis

Political Action Rep

Vacant

Professional Development 

Jeshma Joy  Bevin Joyner   Alison Hart

Jennifer Cepukas Judith Coutts

Harishita Saxena Tania St-Denis

KW Pension Rep

Emilie Gordon

Return to Work/Joint Accomidation

Jennifer Cepukas

Carol Bulgin

Sarah Martin

Human Rights and Equity 

Melissa Karger

Kirandeep Grewal

Nicole Golcan

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Harishita Saxena

Unit Reps – KW Site

 1FSonni Clinansmith  

CAIP – Heidi Murphy 

Children’s out pt Psychiatry -Deb Soehner  

OR– Leigh Grant 

PACU – Melissa Karger  

Medical Day Unit/ Surgical Day Unit -Vanessa Huard   / Jessica Brenner  

ICU A – Emilie Gordon 

Emergency – Caitlyn Meyer  

Incenter dialysis – Andrew Gorban  

PEDS – Mary Ann Gibson  

Childbirth– Tina Klassen 

NICU – Brooks Patterson  

CTU – Brittany Tavares  

StrokeVacant 

5C – Vacant 

ACE – Mandeep Parmar  

ICU B – Vacant 

Surgery – Shannon Wright  

Inpatient Oncology – Jacklyn Kruisselbrink  

KW Renal Clinic/Peritoneal dialysis/Home dialysis – Karen Grant  

Medicine – Anna Bednarak,  

Chemo suite – Tania St Denis 

Cancer Clinic – Vacant 

KW Float Pool –Vacant 

Unit Reps – Freeport Site

UT2 – Carol Bulgin  

UT3 Vacant 

UT4 – Heather McAulay / Pooja Pradhan 

SPMH Vacant 

Freeport Dialysis – Lisa Taylor 

GRT 2/ GRT 3/GRT 4Vacant 

PT2/PT3 – Vacant 

Float Poolvacant 

GUELPH SITE
Rosalyn Walden

850 KING
Mariya Pops

ACTT 

Sonya Bateson

PALMERSTON DIALYSIS
Shelagh Magee

Bargaining Unit President
Paula Branton
Email: Local139BUP100253@ona.org

Negiotations
Paula Branton
Labour Management
RN rep-Vacant
RPN rep Paula Branton 

Health and Safety
Paula Branton

Melody Corpuz