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August 23, 2019
Manitoba

Manitoba Nurses Union wins representation votes

Congratulations to the Manitoba Nurses Union for winning every union representation vote in the nursing sector! Health care workers across Manitoba were recently required to vote for new union representation as part of an imposed plan by the provincial government. The CFNU joins MNU President Darlene Jackson celebrating this victory, and the show of unity […]

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July 24, 2019

Joint Position Statement: Patient Safety

Joint Position Statement: Patient Safety Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) CNA & CFNU POSITION Optimal patient safety requires collaboration, competence and accountability at many levels. Nurses and nurse leaders should be participants in all decision-making so that they can contribute their unique knowledge and skill to the achievement of […]

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July 11, 2019
Media Release Violence

Nurses to premiers: Violence in health care demands action

MEDIA RELEASE Nurses to premiers: Violence in health care demands action July 11, 2019 (SASKATOON, SK) – A panel of experts on the mounting crisis of violence against health care workers presented to Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers this morning at an event coinciding with the Council of the Federation summit in Saskatoon. Co-sponsored by […]

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July 10, 2019
Saskatchewan Violence

Opinion: Premiers must act to end rampant violence in health care

This opinion editorial was originally published in the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon StarPhoenix on July 10, 2019. Opinion: Premiers must act to end rampant violence in health care Tracy Zambory and Linda Silas Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers are assembling in Saskatoon this week for their annual summit, and nurses unions from across the country […]

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July 9, 2019
Canadian Labour Congress Violence

A historic step towards greater protections for workers around the world

On June 21, 2019, Canada’s unions joined workers everywhere in celebrating the historic adoption of a new International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention and Recommendation addressing violence and harassment in the world of work. After over a year of negotiations with governments, employers, and workers, the Centenary International Labour Conference adopted the new framework at its convention in Geneva. […]

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July 9, 2019
Media Advisory Violence

Nurses will urge premiers at summit to end health care violence

MEDIA ADVISORY Nurses will urge premiers at summit to end health care violence July 9, 2019 (SASKATOON, SK) – Nurses union leaders from across the country will call on Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers to take action to end the pervasive and worsening workplace violence crisis affecting health care workers. Last month, Canada’s parliamentary health committee […]

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June 20, 2019
Media Release Violence

Parliament moves to end violence in health care sector

MEDIA RELEASE Nurses praise parliamentary report on violence in health care June 20, 2019 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses are eager for meaningful action following the first parliamentary study into violence against health care workers. A report by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, released yesterday afternoon, makes a number of recommendations championed by […]

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June 12, 2019
Media Release

Advisory council on pharmacare issues definitive verdict

MEDIA RELEASE Advisory council on pharmacare issues definitive verdict: Public universal pharmacare is the only option for Canada June 12, 2019 (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 […]

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June 7, 2019
2019 Convention

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
2019 Convention

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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