Member Update

Update November 8, 2020:

ONA does not support the use of expired N95s for patient’s with infectious airborne diseases.

N95s and equivalent respirators that are past their designated shelf life are no longer NIOSH-certified, as they must meet all manufacturer-designated conditions of use to maintain the NIOSH approval. Although this is a recommendation for times of increased supply and demand the government of Canada also notes: It is unknown how long after the expiry date the respirator would be considered suitable for use.

In ONA’s opinion this is a huge risk to make considering that there are no studies or evidence to support the expired masks viability.

We are advising out membership to NOT risk their health and safety and to not use an expired N95 for anything more than a procedure mask.

Please report to your Local 99 Representative Laura Detlor —

Thank You


Upcoming Meetings

Local 99 Members Meeting

When: November 10, 2020

Time: 2:30pm t0 4:00pm & 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: Ambassador Hotel, Lisbon Room

Sign up deadline: November 8th, 2020  (Interested members MUST sign up ahead of time in order to attend any meetings.)

Sign Up:  E-mail Laura Detlor at with meeting time requested!

Please read COVID-19 protocols 

AGM Meeting

When: December 10

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm & 7:30 to 9pm

Where: Ambassador Hotel, Lisbon Room

Sign up deadline: December 8, 2020 (Interested members MUST sign up ahead of time in order to attend any meetings.)

Sign Up:  E-mail Laura Detlor at with meeting time requested!

Please read COVID-19 protocols


COVID-19 Protocols (applicable to both meetings)

  1. All guests will maintain physical distancing of 6+ feet.
  2. Guests must wear a mask and should remain seated and should not be mingling. Guests with health conditions preventing them from wearing a mask should be advised that it would be safer for them to remain home.
  3. Every guest attending must provide first and last name along with phone number and email address to IRESUE. These records must be provided to the Hotel via email at the conclusions of each event. These records will only be disclosed to a medical officer of health or an inspector under the Health Protection and Promotion Act on request for a purpose specified in Section 2 of that Act or as otherwise required by law.
  4. No guest can bring in any food or drink into the building. We will provide tea/coffee/bottled water.


Annette Saccon

Part Time Hospital Central Negotiating Team

I am seeking your support to be “your” elected representative on the Hospital Central Negotiations Team.   I have represented the members of Local 99 for 9 years. The commitment to provide the membership with leadership and support for the professional workload complaint form to ensure the upholding of our Standards of Practice is a priority for me. Which is an important document in our Collective Agreement. Safe working conditions and the need to address violence in the workplace is important to our members and is a focus I address every day. I will continue to fight for a violence free workplace. I will continue to advocate on behalf of the members of ONA and the difficulties we face every day as frontline nurses.

Professional Experiences
My ONA experience has given me a solid foundation to continue to advocate for the membership which includes:  Bargaining Unit President – Grievance Committee – Professional Responsibility – Hospital Advisory Committee – Local Co-ordinator – COVID Committee Lead – Violence in mental health lead – Local Negotiations,

           Key Experience: Chair of team – Local Negotiations – Experience negotiating amalgamation of two hospital sites to single collective Agreement

Notice: Hospital Central Negotiating Team Elections

Full-time Candidates for ONA Region 2 (Eastern Ontario):
  1. Kelly Gagnon, Queensway Carlton Hospital, Local 84, 
  2. Sandra McEwen, The Ottawa Hospital, Local 83,
  3. Rachel Muir, The Ottawa Hospital, Local 83,
  4. Patricia O’Shaughnessy, Cornwall Community Hospital,
Part-time Candidates for Ona Region 2 (Eastern Ontario):
  1. Kate Magladry, The Ottawa Hospital, Local 83,
  2. Annette Saccon, Kingston Health Science Centre,

Voting information will be sent to all members in the hospital sector by October 5, 2020.  Members will be entitled to vote until October 29, 2020 for one full-time and one part-time candidate from their region unless the position has been acclaimed.

For more information on ONA’s Hospital Central Negotiating Team election, including resumes of candidates, please visit our website at  You may contact the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer at or 416‑964‑8833, ext. 5221, or (toll-free) 1-800-387-5580. Press 1 for “English” or 2 for “French,” then press 0 and enter 5221 when prompted.

Pandemic Pay

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your pandemic pay, including discrepancies, please email your managers and cc Annette Saccon (KHSC BUP) and Laura-Ashley Detor (KHSC Site VP) on the communication.

We are hearing from members that the $250 additional payment has not been indicated on the payments. Please inquire with your manager if this is the case. (Laura-Ashley Detlor) (Annette Saccon)

New bed mapping

It has come to our attention that there are many rumors circulating throughout the hospital regarding the new bed mapping and those affected by the layoff process. These rumors are specific to job loss. While there has been a realignment of programs and movement of beds throughout the hospital, these changes have created numerous positions. These newly created positions coupled with the ongoing flux in vacancies at KHSC, assure that throughout this process jobs are available for our ONA members.  Please know that ONA continues to be at the table and is working with the Employer during this process. If you have been affected by the new bed mapping and have questions or concerns, please reach out to Annette Saccon ( or Laura Detlor (

BECK Submission

Reminder that the next BECK Submissions are due September 15th for  the period of October 12/20 to April 25/21.

Update Your Member Information!

Please update us with your preferred personal email address.

Please update your Bargaining Unit with your preferred personal email address. By updating your email address, your Local 99 Bargaining Unit can communicate important and relevant information regarding your site unit or employer. Additionally, please ensure that you update your Bargaining Unit with any future changes to your contact information including name changes.

Your email will ONLY be used to update you on important information regarding Local 99 union-employer activity. It will not be used as a means of communications for promotional or community updates.

Please email the Local 99 Bargaining Unit with your contact information including name, personal email and current unit at:


Please remember that it is your responsibility to update your contact information with ONA Central. This includes updating changes to your name, home address, or email address. You can update your member information with ONA Central by contacting the email above (