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  • Thursday, Jul 28 2016
    OTTAWA–Canada’s largest labour organization is saddened and outraged by news of yet another black man dying after a violent confrontation with police, this time in Ottawa, and it calls on Canada’s mayors to take action. 37-year old Somali-Canadian Abdirahman Abdi died on Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained after being pursued and, according to several witnesses, violently beaten by Ottawa police on July 24. The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is backing community calls for a publicly transparent and accountable investigation...
  • Friday, Jul 22 2016
    July 22, 2016 Australia http://www.echo.net.au/2016/07/byron-hospital-chiefs-reject-nurses-union-safety-claims/ Headline: Byron hospital chiefs reject nurses’ union safety claims …….. Australia http://healthprofessionalradio.com.au/2016/07/22/health-news-22-july-2016/ Headline: The Health News …… Australia http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/07/22/changes-afoot-tas-hospitals-premier Headline: Changes afoot for Tas hospitals: premier …….. Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-22/nurses-out-of-pocket-after-new-industrial-deal/7653566 Headline: Nurses out-of-pocket as negotiations drag on over new pay deal ……….. Brazil http://www.capitalteresina.com.br/noticias/saude/medicos-e-enfermeiros-do-hu-deflagram-greve-em-teresina-43368.html Manchete: Médicos e enfermeiros do HU deflagram greve em Teresina Headline: HU doctors and nurses trigger strike in Teresina ………….. Brazil http://g1.globo.com/pi/piaui/noticia/2016/07/aomedicos-e-enfermeiros-do-hu-iniciam-greve-por-tempo-indeterminado-no-pi.html Manchete: Médicos e enfermeiros do HU iniciam greve por tempo...
  • Friday, Jul 15 2016
    July 15, 2016 Australia http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4020756/staffing-issues-not-to-blame-for-death-chief/?cs=12 Headline: Staffing issues not to blame for death: chief …….. Benin http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/nurses-protest-kidnap-of-colleague-in-benin/155160.html Headline: Nurses protest kidnap of colleague in Benin …….. Canada http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/sante/475093/les-cliniques-sans-medecin-bourgeonnent-au-prive Titre: Les cliniques sans médecin bourgeonnent… au privé Headline: The clinics without doctors are budding…in private …….. Dominican Republic http://prensa-latina.cu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&idioma=1&id=5058341&Itemid=1 Titular: Salud de gremios para continuar el diálogo con el gobierno dominicano Headline: Health unions to continue dialogue with the Dominican government …….. Dominican Republic http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/economy/2016/7/8/59917/Nurses-accept-Govt-wage-hike-offer-urge-doctors-do-likewise Headline: Nurses accept Govt. wage hike...
  • Monday, Jul 11 2016
    July 8, 2016 Australia http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/06/25/03/35/no-penalties-no-night-shift-vic-ambos Headline: No penalties, no night shift: Vic ambos …….. Australia http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/06/28/06/48/nurses-deliver-penalty-rates-petition Headline: Nurses deliver penalty rates petition ….. Australia http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-aged-care-residents-left-lying-in-pain-without-medication-because-of-staff-shortages/news-story/65144626a36150dbfa3bed0fdea92f1b Headline: Queensland aged care residents left lying in pain without medication because of staff shortages …. Australia http://www.cqnews.com.au/news/aged-care-crisis-elderly-left-their-own-waste/3050341/ Headline: Nursing home shame: Elderly left in their own waste …. Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-18/launceston-general-hospital-safety-intervention-nurse's-union/7522574 Headline: Nurse's union demands urgent intervention over Launceston General Hospital safety concerns ……….. Australia http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/blow-out-in-waiting-list-for-seniors-residential-aged-care-in-sa/news-story/9ea0060ff49bd93037ec6bfcc5924bcdhead Headline: Blow out in waiting list for seniors residential...
  • 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...
  • 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://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...

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