The Canadian Labour Congress organizes an annual lobby day, which the CFNU participates in as an affiliated organization. CLC lobby days focus on several priority issues, with the aim of influencing decision-makers to take concrete action to improve public services, strengthen the rights of workers, and build a more just and prosperous future for all workers and the public.
The most recent CLC lobby day February 26, 2019, addressed three priority issues:
More than 250 people from various unions across Canada, including a considerable CFNU delegation, participated in the Lobby Day. Together they met with more than 100 legislators to share their views.
Nurses proudly lobby @CdnHealthMin Petitpas-Taylor on national #Pharmacare with @CanadianLabour, business, doctors and retirees. Canadians deserve strong #RxPoli and affordable prescriptions. #CdnHealth #CdnPoli #CLCLobby pic.twitter.com/dInTlKlWEz
— Canada's Nurses (@CFNU) February 6, 2018
Jeremy Burke my @Teamsters colleague great meeting w/ MP @JimEglinski agrees with our priorities on #pharmacare #pensions #payequity #employmentinsurance #CLCLobby @CanadianLabour @CFNU pic.twitter.com/SXuOLExpYW
— Pauline Worsfold, RN (@PaulineWorsfold) February 6, 2018
The Canadian Health Coalition organizes an annual lobby of parliamentarians to promote public health care and propose solutions to improve our public system. As a supportive and active member of the CHC, the CFNU participates in the lobby, contributing information, materials and attending meetings with parliamentarians.
The most recent CHC Lobby Day focused on the implementation of national pharmacare and the principles needed for an effective and ethical pharmacare system that puts people above profits:
More than 100 people from health coalitions across the country participated, including a strong CFNU delegation. Together, they lobbied more than 50 legislators.