If you are a nurse in Ontario, Bill 124 Nurses will affect you! This bill was passed by the Ford government on June 7th, and it outlines several changes that will take effect in 2022. We have compiled all of the information you need to know into this one blog post, so read on to learn more!
What is in Bill 124?
Bill 124, Nurses, includes a number of changes that will affect nurses in Ontario.
The most significant change is the introduction of mandatory overtime. This means that all nurses will be required to work overtime hours if they are asked, even if they have already worked their maximum hours for the week.
Other changes include a reduction in vacation time and a decrease in the number of sick days that can be used each year. Nurses will also no longer be able to bank unused vacation days or sick days for use at a later time. Finally, the bill requires nurses to complete shift reports electronically, which many nurses feel is an unnecessary burden.
What does Bill 124 mean for nurses?
The changes outlined in Bill 124 will have a significant impact on nurses. The legislation proposes changes to the Pension Act that will result in significantly lower benefits for retired nurses. It also includes changes to the Employment Standards Act that will make it more difficult for nurses to take time off work to care for a sick family member.
Nurses are already underpaid and overworked, and these changes will only make things worse. Nurses provide essential care to patients and their families, and they deserve to be treated fairly. I urge everyone to contact their MPP and let them know that we need better working conditions for nurses!
About the action of ONA Against Bill 124 Nurses Usa:
The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has been very vocal about its opposition to Bill 124, which would restrict unionized workers from going on strike. The ONA feels that the proposed bill unfairly targets nurses and would prevent them from exercising their right to collective bargaining.
Earlier this year, the ONA launched a province-wide campaign called Strike Back in order to raise awareness about the issue and rally support from the public. They’ve also been working with other unions and labor groups to pressure the government into withdrawing the bill. So far, they’ve had some success, but the battle is far from over.
How Can We Help?
To help the nurses, we can send texts or messages to the Ford government asking them to repeal Bill 124. We can also talk to our MPP about the negative effects of this bill that the nurses will have to face. Lastly, as a big step to support this issue, we can do rallies at the MPP’s office. Bill 124 has to be stopped and we need to do our best to help the nurses!
Bill 124, Nurses, includes a number of changes that will affect nurses in Ontario. The most significant change is the introduction of mandatory overtime. This means that all nurses will be required to work overtime hours if they are asked, even if they have already worked their maximum hours for the week.
While this may be difficult for some nurses, it is important to remember that these changes are designed to improve patient care. By working together and supporting each other, we can ensure that all patients receive the best possible care.
Do you agree with the ford Government’s decision? If so, please explain why.