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May 15, 2017 CFNU

Islander wins national award from Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

Mary Boyd never saw it coming. She was there to present to members of the P.E.I. Nurses Union, when she was given the surprise of her life. “Each year, we give out the Bread and Roses award to a non-union member,” said Linda Silas, the president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. The award […]

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April 28, 2017 CFNU

Canada’s unions celebrate federal announcement on Westray Law

Canada’s unions are celebrating yesterday’s announcement by the federal government that it will act to ensure effective enforcement of the Westray Law, provisions in the Criminal Code allowing for the criminal prosecution of employers whose negligence puts workers at risk. “Thisis an important victory for all workers in our country, and a tribute to the […]

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November 10, 2016 CFNU

Canada's Nurses Remember

Lest we forget On Remembrance Day, we remember and thank those who have given their lives fighting for our rights and freedoms, and those who still serve around the world today. We honour the nurses who have so bravely served our country.

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October 25, 2016 CFNU

Canada's nurses wish NBNU president Marilyn Quinn a happy retirement

This week, at the New Brunswick Nurses Union’s 42nd Annual General Meeting, the organization’s longest standing president, Marilyn Quinn retires after 12 years. Quinn was elected in 2004 and has served six consecutive two-year terms. She brought 39 years of nursing experience. Under Quinn’s leadership, NBNU has developed and fostered many longstanding, positive working relationships […]

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October 7, 2016 CFNU CLC

Canada's unions say let's make decent work a reality for all Canadians

October 7th, the international Day for Decent Work, is an opportunity for all workers to reflect on our current situation and call for better jobs.   Link to the article: Canada’s unions are advocating for better employment standards

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September 22, 2016 CFNU

Update: Canada's nurses strike fund for Minnesota Nurses Association now at $25,000

Canada’s nurses strike fund for Minnesota Nurses Association Allina Nurses is now at $25,000. We stand in solidarity with the 4,800 courageous members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who have been on strike since Labour Day over concerns of safe patient care, staffing, & workplace violence prevention.

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September 20, 2016 CFNU

Canada’s nurses donate $17,000 to courageous MNA members on strike for safe patient care

Tuesday September 20, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s nurses will start a donation fund of $17,000 for the Allina Nurses’ strike in a show of solidarity. As proud members of Global Nurses United (GNU), we stand in solidarity with the 4,800 courageous members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who have been on strike since […]

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September 2, 2016 CFNU CLC

It’s Labour Day: CFNU joins the CLC’s call for stronger public pensions and safer workplaces

On Labour Day, Canada’s nurses join the Canadian Labour Congress and call for stronger public pensions, safer workplaces and public spaces, and better jobs for all. Labour Day is an important opportunity to celebrate and recognize Canada’s nurses and all workers across the country. Today we reflect back on a successful year of challenges and […]

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July 21, 2016 CFNU

Summary of CFNU’s Council of the Federation Breakfast Briefing

Summary of CFNU’s Council of the Federation Breakfast Briefing: Filling the Prescription – the Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program Whitehorse, Yukon – July 21, 2016 The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions hosted a briefing for provincial premiers at the annual Council of the Federation meeting. The breakfast meeting entitled Filling the Prescription – […]

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July 21, 2016 CFNU Pharmacare

Canada’s Nurses Serve up the Facts on Pharmacare to Premiers at CoF 2016

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) presents case for making pharmacare a part of our complete Canadian public health care system at breakfast meeting in Whitehorse. Thursday July 21, 2016 (Whitehorse, YT) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will host Canada’s premiers for a breakfast meeting entitled “Filling the Prescription – the […]

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