Newswire

  • Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
    Read CFNU's letter of support for Minnesota nurses here. Some 5,000 Minnesota RNs began a one-week strike Sunday protesting unfair labor practices by the Allina Health chain to address RN concerns over safe staffing, workplace violence prevention, and demands for cuts in RN health coverage. It’s the first of a wave of RN strikes this coming week, involving 10,000 RNs, extending from California to Massachusetts. Minnesota The walkout affects Twin Cities RNs at Abbott Northwestern, Phillips Eye Institute, Mercy, United,...
  • http://canadianlabour.ca/news/news-archive/canadian-unions-celebrate-announcement-universal-cpp-expansion
    Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
    VANCOUVER – The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement by the Finance Ministers that they have agreed to a modest universal expansion of the CPP. The CLC and its member unions have supported an expanded CPP for more than 50 years and have been actively campaigning on this issue since 2009. “Too many Canadians today are struggling in retirement and change is long overdue. Even though we had asked that the CPP be doubled, we appreciate that this will...
  • http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-orlando-hospital-20160614-snap-story.html
    Wednesday, Jun 15 2016
    By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Things started out fairly well, by a busy emergency room’s standards. The Orlando Regional Medical Center had been warned that gunshot victims would be arriving from a nearby gay nightclub, and the first one was conscious, talking and medically stable. “We didn’t know exactly how many we were going to get,” Dr. Kathryn Bondani recalled Tuesday. “We thought maybe they’re all gonna be like this, and that would be great.” But then another victim...
  • http://canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca/Press-Releases/enforcement-of-cha-is-fed-jurisdiction-not-provincial.html
    Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
    TORONTO (June 14, 2016) – Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) is deeply concerned by comments made yesterday by the federal health minister Jane Philpott’s press secretary, indicating that enforcing the Canada Health Act (CHA), a federal statute, is "under provincial health jurisdiction." Andrew MacKendrick was responding to a question posed by a CBC reporter who asked what the federal government will do in light of new evidence the Copeman Healthcare Centre medical clinic is “purging” its list of patients who...
  • Friday, Jun 10 2016
    June 10, 2016 Australia http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/06/09/nsw-nurses-calling-aged-care-feedback Headline: Nurses and midwives in NSW have asked patients in aged care and their families to take part in a national phone-in about funding cuts. ……………… Australia https://mumbrella.com.au/special-interest-ads-gather-pace-election-haul-hits-halfway-371360 Headline: ABC and nurses target proposed cuts in two special interest election campaigns ……………… Canada http://leaderpost.com/opinion/columnists/saskatchewan-governments-transformational-change-agenda-requires-bottom-up-discussions Headline: Saskatchewan government's transformational change agenda requires bottom-up discussions ……………… Canada http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/nurses-union-fears-more-layoffs-loom-at-windsor-regional Headline: Nurses union fears more layoffs loom at Windsor Regional Hospital ……………… Canada http://www.hrmonline.ca/hr-news/union-appeal-prompts-security-improvements-208499.aspx Headline: Union Appeal Prompts Security...
  • CMAJ
    Tuesday, Jun 7 2016
    By Laura Eggertson Doctors can provide assisted dying to competent adults who clearly consent to such aid if they have “grievous and irremediable”medical conditions that cause enduring, intolerable suffering. Canadian doctors are now free of the threat of criminal prosecution if they assist patients in ending their lives, following the federal government’s failure to pass legislation governing assisted dying by a June 6 deadline. The Supreme Court of Canada imposed the deadline after striking down sections of the Criminal Code...
  • Monday, Jun 6 2016
    June 6, 2016 Australia http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/hospital-campaign-takes-off-as-local-steps-up/3034901/ Headline: Hospital campaign takes off as local steps up …………….. Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-02/union-claims-patient-safety-at-risk-due-to-nurse-vacancies/7469812 Headline: Union claims patient safety at risk due to almost 50 nurse vacancies at major regional hospital …………….. Brazil http://www.cadaminuto.com.br/noticia/287892/2016/06/03/sindicatos-da-saude-fazem-assembleia-no-hospital-do-acucar Manchete: Sindicatos da saúde fazem assembleia no Hospital do Açúcar Headline: Health unions are assembling in Açúcar Hospital ……….. Canada http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/transformation-budget-saskatchewan-finances-1.3611507 Headline: 'Everything's on the table': Sask. finance minister looking to future budgets …………….. Canada http://www.theobserver.ca/2016/06/01/four-year-agreement-ratified-by-lambton-politicians Headline: Four-year agreement ratified by Lambton politicians...
  • Thursday, Jun 2 2016
    Filling the Prescription: The Case for Pharmacare Now Click here to read the Parliamentary Breakfast Summary On May 31, 2016, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) hosted a breakfast meeting on Parliament Hill, entitled Filling the Prescription: The Case for Pharmacare Now (Provincial and Expert Perspectives) . Members of Parliament, Senators and a wide range of health and labour stakeholders came together to hear expert speakers make the compelling case for Canada’s implementing a universal pharmacare program as the...

Pages

Subscribe to Newswire