Striking Health Unit Nurses To Hold Diaper Drive

Wednesday March 13th, 2019

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More than 80 Nurse Practitioners, Public Health Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who have been on strike since last Friday are holding a diaper drive.

The diapers will be collected Thursday and Friday on the picket line outside the offices of the Health Unit on Ouellette. The nurses will be donating the diapers to The Downtown Mission as part of their “Time for a Change” diaper drive.

Among the many programs and services the nurses provide in their roles is the Healthy Families program. The Health Unit has cancelled this program during the strike.

“The nurses believe they can continue to make a difference to community members by providing the much-needed supplies to clients of The Downtown Mission,” the Ontario Nurses’ Association said in a news release.

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