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September 13, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Silas: Words are not enough. It’s time for governments to act to save our health care system.

September 13, 2022 (St. Andrews, NB) – Canada’s nurses had hoped to see more from the federal government on addressing critical shortages of nurses and other health workers when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared the Government of Canada’s priorities ahead of Parliament’s return next week. “We hoped to hear the federal government recognize and announce […]

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September 9, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Nurses call for immediate federal action to save Canada’s public health care system

Nurses need support, and they need it now. September 9, 2022 (Saint Andrews, N.B.) – As the Liberal caucus gathers to discuss upcoming legislative priorities, a dire nursing shortage is pushing health care services to be reduced or closed in communities across the country, threatening the sustainability of the public health care system Canada holds […]

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September 8, 2022
Canadian Blood Services Statement

Canada’s nurses denounce privatization of Canada’s public blood supply system

Blood is a critical public medical necessity, not a commodity. Canada’s nurses condemn Canadian Blood Services’ (CBS) decision to introduce payment for plasma donations through their new deal with Grifols, an international pharmaceutical company. CBS has been signaling for weeks that it may, for the first time in its history, begin working with private companies […]

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September 2, 2022
Blog Labour Day

Celebrate Labour Day and honour workers by joining the movement

Silas: Labour Day is a rallying cry for health care workers everywhere Labour Day celebrates the hard-won battles for workers’ rights in Canada and serves as a reminder of the power of workers organizing together. What started over a century ago as a fight for a shorter workday has grown into a movement of workers […]

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August 22, 2022
Health Human Resources Statement

Canada’s nurses demand transparency and collaboration from premiers

It’s time to work together to save public health care, without secret meetings or agendas As provinces publicly discuss privatizing health care, Canada’s nurses are discouraged that some premiers are gathering for a summit on the dire state of the health care system, without including the workers who hold it together. The meeting of premiers […]

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August 19, 2022

Canada’s nurses call on Canadian Blood Services to cease negotiations with paid plasma industry

Canada’s nurses are deeply troubled by reports that Canadian Blood Services (CBS) – Canada’s national blood authority – is negotiating with paid plasma corporations to vastly expand commercial, for-profit plasma collection across the country. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has voiced our concerns about the presence of commercial plasma collection facilities since their […]

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July 28, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Nursing Shortage

Nurses rally support among premiers to solve the staffing shortage

Silas: We have the solutions. It’s time to act on it. Nurses’ calls for action to end the dire staffing shortage plaguing Canadian health care were heard loud and clear across the country following a successful meeting between premiers and nurse union leaders. Focused on solutions to the health human resources crisis, the meeting took […]

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July 12, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Prime Minister and Premiers must work together to fix the dire nursing shortage

Silas: We need all hands on deck to protect public health care July 12, 2022 (VICTORIA, B.C.) – Canada’s nurses welcome the premiers’ call for a First Ministers Meeting focused on strengthening health care and alleviating the critical nursing shortage, as announced at today’s closing of the Council of the Federation’s summer gathering. “We are encouraged […]

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July 11, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Canada’s nurses met with premiers at the Council of the Federation on how we can stop a health care disaster

Silas: Governments need to unite around saving public health care. July 11, 2022 (VICTORIA, B.C.) – Nursing leaders from across the country met with premiers at the Council of the Federation to discuss the dire staffing crisis threatening the sustainability of public health care in Canada. “There are solutions to the crisis plaguing our health care […]

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July 10, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Nurses to Premiers: Canada’s health care is on the brink of disaster. Let’s fix the nursing shortage before it’s too late.

Silas: Nurses always step up to support Canada. Now governments must step up to support nurses. July 10, 2022 (VICTORIA, B.C.) – As the Council of the Federation begins critical meetings around the future of our public health care systems, Canada’s nurses are urging all levels of government to come together behind solutions for the most […]

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