The CFNU Logo

News & Events

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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. […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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, […]

Read More
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, […]

Read More
June 7, 2019
Media Release

Canada’s nurses launch federal election campaign

Canada’s nurses launch federal election campaign to Choose Care, Not Cuts June 7, 2019 (FREDERICTON) – Canada’s nurses have launched a national public engagement campaign and website to ensure the ongoing underfunding of public health care is a top-of-mind issue during Canada’s federal election this fall. The campaign and its online tools are designed to […]

Read More
June 6, 2019
2019 Convention

Convention 2019 - Newsletter, Day 4

“I can’t do it alone” Linda Silas opened Day 4 with a rousing call to action during her president’s address to delegates, urging them to get involved in causes that require our immediate and close attention. Silas echoed a message that delegates have heard often during convention: nurses have a trusted voice in Canada. As […]

Read More