Click here for highlights of sunnybrook`s collective agreement amendments (expiring March 31, 2020). The fully updated agreement will be published as soon as it is available. While our patients are more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators, the risk remains significant for staff and patients in psychiatric hospitals in the province. This risk can be reduced in part by a number of measures, including adequate staffing for nurses and an appropriate number of trained security professionals, present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ONA Local 80 Policies and Procedures (as of March 17, 2020) Click here to view the ONA Hospital Central Collective Agreement (expires March 31, 2020). . TORONTO – Two more nurses were assaulted and injured at Toronto`s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) this week as the Inmates` Association Alone (ONA) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) continue to be concerned about the increase in workplace violence in the health sector. „We would like to ask the Minister of Health to closely monitor the evolution of camh and other psychiatric hospitals across the province,“ said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. „If workers are afraid of the people they are supposed to help because they don`t have enough staff and resources, how can they provide quality care to their patients?“ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (End 31. Contract Contract The Ontario Public Service Employees` Union (OPSEU) represents 130,000 employees in Ontario`s public service, Ontario`s colleges and the broader public sector. These include 47,000 professionals and auxiliaries who work in Ontario`s health care system and at Canadian Blood Services.
„It is high time that CAMH management identified the factors and took steps to eliminate them to contribute to this epidemic of workplace violence,“ said Linda Haslam-Stroud, President of ona, RN. „The employer must meet with us immediately and look at the workforce, guidelines and risk assessment procedures. These are some of the factors that clearly contribute to violent incidents, which require special attention. Our nurses are here to provide patients at risk with the quality care they need. . . .