June 18, 2018

Killer nurse unwittingly “aided and abetted” by public sector union

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

A nurse is a trained medical professional who helps ailing patients get better. Then there’s Elizabeth Wettlaufer, who didn’t cure patients but killed them.

Last summer, Wettlaufer was convicted of murdering eight patients under her care and attempting to kill six others over several years in various Ontario nursing homes.

In a chilling taped confession to police, she describes how she chose one of her victims, speaking in such an unemotional, matter-of-fact manner, the 51 year-old Wettlaufer appears to be a textbook psychopath who harboured no remorse for her victims.

But that’s only part of this sordid story because the other crucial element is the role the Ontario Nurses Association played in unwittingly prolonging her killing spree.

An inquiry is underway to determine how Wettlaufer flew under the radar for so long, and what’s emerged so far is how her public sector union inadvertently and repeatedly went to bat for her prolonging her killing spree.

Understandably, unions want to protect their rank and file but when a member is identified as toxic, why would the union still go to bat for such an odious individual?

Do the union brass feel so entitled, untouchable and beyond reproach?

In the Wettlaufer case, the outright stubbornness of the Ontario Nurses Association in protecting her turned out to be a matter of life and death – eight times over.

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commented 2018-06-19 15:17:10 -0400
Public sector unions should not be allowed to exist. They are nothing but political activist groups that protect the incompetent, corrupt & criminal.
commented 2018-06-19 04:11:27 -0400
I know how that “works” from personal experience… I worked for year at an unionized wood mill in British Columbia on Vancouver Island… It was on a three-shift operational basis at that time… At each shift change, as the workers filed in to clock in, all the foremen for that shift had to stand at the gates and check the workers for obvious signs of being “stoned” or “drunk” as they arrived… Union rules dictated that once they had clocked in, they could not be dismissed until an obvious injury happened or machinery was damaged… Fact!… The fact that some of the workers, took to taking naps, on their shift, was of course par for the course…
commented 2018-06-19 03:09:23 -0400
Hopefully they need the same care in the future.
commented 2018-06-19 03:08:57 -0400
Of course they did, they are just power mad scum.
commented 2018-06-18 23:48:17 -0400
That fat cow fly under the radar??? Really!? Use 3X thicker rope to hang this sicko!
commented 2018-06-18 21:08:43 -0400
Dr .Larry Nassar continued to molest and sexually assault young female gymnists at Michigan State University even though numerous complaints had been brought to the attention of the administration.
The highly revered Joe Pa Paterno at Penn State knew that his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was raping young boys .He did nothing .Protecting his reputation and the school was more important than protecting little innocent boys .Rot in hell Joe .
People in power never think of the future victims of these monsters.Protecting the organization is more important to them.
Joe Paterno was disgraced and died shortly thereafter.Michigan State will pay out 500 million in damages and Nassar will spend the rest of his life in jail.
The people that look the other way are culpable and should also be disgraced for their crime of indifference.
commented 2018-06-18 20:04:54 -0400
There’s nothing “unwitting” about it. They may know full well that some of their members are incompetent or even worse, dangerous. But they don’t care. The only thing that matters is that they are dues-paying, card-carrying Union members and they have seniority. That’s exactly what public sector unions do. They exist to protect their members, not the public. When I first joined the BC Forest Service back in 1968, there was no such thing as a public sector Union. We were not unionized, we were a semi-paramilitary organization and we were there to do a job, and if we didn’t do it we got fired. Morale was so much higher then, and so was pride in a job well done. Things suck now that the government employees are unionized. It’s no longer pride in a job well done, it’s “What’s in it for me”.
commented 2018-06-18 19:14:45 -0400
I hope the “medication errors” were duly investigated as possible attempted murders. I would not be shocked if this psychopath has gotten away with other murders.

I know of a case where the union stood behind an employee who slapped a patient with such force, it left a bruise on his cheek, the patient was in a wheelchair and could not defend himself due to paralysis. This attack was witnessed and duly reported, the person was fired…the union took this matter to arbitration and lost. This costs thousands upon thousands of dollars.
commented 2018-06-18 17:25:41 -0400
Unions have out-lived their usefulness, (if they ever had any, that is).