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June 12, 2019

Advisory Council on Pharmacare issues definitive verdict: Public universal pharmacare is the only option for Canada

OTTAWA, ON – Canada’s nurses applaud the findings of the final report by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. The report recommends an end to the current costly and dysfunctional patchwork system of coverage in favour of a single pharmacare system that covers all Canadians. “Today’s report is a victory for Canadians!” […]

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June 7, 2019

Convention 2019 - Newsletter, Day 5

Nurses Rally for Political Action Nurses won’t tolerate for any more attacks on public health care and will make their voices heard at the ballot box. That was the message nurses brought to the steps of the New Brunswick legislature during today’s Choose Care, Not Cuts rally. The rally featured impassioned remarks from Sharon Teare, […]

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June 7, 2019

Convention 2019 - Newsletter, Day 5

Nurses Rally for Political Action Nurses won’t tolerate for any more attacks on public health care and will make their voices heard at the ballot box. That was the message nurses brought to the steps of the New Brunswick legislature during today’s Choose Care, Not Cuts rally. The rally featured impassioned remarks from Sharon Teare, […]

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June 7, 2019
Media Release

Canada’s nurses launch federal election campaign

Canada’s nurses launch federal election campaign to Choose Care, Not Cuts June 7, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – Canada’s nurses have launched a national public engagement campaign and website to ensure the ongoing underfunding of public health care is a top-of-mind issue during Canada’s federal election this fall. The campaign and its online tools are designed to […]

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June 6, 2019

Convention 2019 - Newsletter, Day 4

“I can’t do it alone” Linda Silas opened Day 4 with a rousing call to action during her president’s address to delegates, urging them to get involved in causes that require our immediate and close attention. Silas echoed a message that delegates have heard often during convention: nurses have a trusted voice in Canada. As […]

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June 6, 2019
Media Release

CFNU honours nurse leaders from P.E.I. and Alberta, safe blood advocate and Canadian labour leader, with Bread & Roses Awards

June 6, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – A safe blood supply advocate, two prominent nursing union leaders and the President of the CLC have been honoured for their advocacy at the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ 2019 Biennial Convention today. BloodWatch.org Executive Director Kat Lanteigne, P.E.I. Nurses’ Union President Mona O’Shea, and United Nurses of Alberta Second […]

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June 5, 2019

Convention 2019 - Newsletter, Day 3

Safe Staffing Saves Lives Safe staffing saves lives. Yet, according to experts in yesterday’s plenary session, safe staffing is the single biggest issue facing nurses across the world. For delegates at Wednesday morning’s plenary session, what they heard only reinforced what they’ve known for some time: safe staffing levels improve patient outcomes, nurse satisfaction, retention […]

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June 5, 2019
Media Release

Canada’s nurses commission study of nurse staffing in face of growing crisis

June 4, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – With all Canadian provinces facing a growing nurse staffing crunch, Canada’s nurses have commissioned a national study that can help governments and major health care organizations find solutions to an anticipated crisis. Announcing the “National Nurse Staffing Survey” at the Biennial Convention of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, President […]

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June 4, 2019

Convention 2019 – Newsletter, Day 2

Enough! #NotPartOfTheJob In a show of solidarity with nurses rallying in Moncton, the National Executive Board held a rally today calling on federal and provincial governments to take measures aimed at ending violence against health care workers. “Violence against healthcare workers and especially nurses is increasing and becoming more severe,” said CFNU President Linda Silas. “This is […]

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June 4, 2019
Media Release

Nurses rally against national epidemic of violence in health care workplaces

June 4, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – As the criminal trial of a man charged with beating and injuring a female nurse begins in Moncton, presidents of Canada’s nurses unions today called on federal and provincial governments to take measures to end violence against health care workers. “Violence against health care workers and especially nurses is increasing […]

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