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August 31, 2017 Labour Day Pharmacare

Pharmacare campaign - Labour Day September 4

  Canada-wide Pharmacare campaign will  be launched by the Canadian Labour Congress this Labour Day September 4, 2017. Download CFNU’s Labour Day ad on Pharmacare in PDF format (the CFNU jointly with CUPE, Unifor and SEIU).

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August 24, 2017

Yussuff: Trump has failed the test of moral leadership. We must not.

All of us watched in horror as the terrible and tragic events of last week unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, and our outrage mounted when American President Donald Trump refused to repudiate fascism and white supremacy. Many of you have issued statements to your members and the media to publicly denounce this rise of hate, and […]

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August 8, 2017 CFNU17 Convention

CFNU Convention Newsletter 2017

Canada’s Nurses Get Loud In Calgary Here is the updated and complete convention newsletter from five amazing days in Calgary, AB. Convention Newsletter 2017

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July 20, 2017 CFNU in the News

CFNU in the News: Health-care groups call on premiers to push for national health accord

Public health-care advocates and unions from across Canada are calling on the provincial and territorial leaders to push Ottawa for a national health accord. Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, noted the premiers were talking about the challenges of meeting Ottawa’s July 2018 deadline for legalizing cannabis. “I have no problem […]

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July 18, 2017 COF mentalhealth premiers

Premiers gather with nurses unions & Mental Health Commission for health briefing

Briefing entitled Access through Innovation: Maximizing Federal Mental Health Funding (Tuesday July 18, 2017 – EDMONTON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) co-hosted this morning a premiers’ breakfast briefing on mental health care with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Premier of Alberta as part of this week’s premiers’ summit […]

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July 14, 2017

Canada’s nurses to hold Premiers’ briefing on Maximizing Federal Mental Health Funding on July 18, 2017, in Edmonton

Monday July 17, 2017 (Edmonton) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will co-host a breakfast meeting for Canada’s premiers on Tuesday July 18, 2017, from 7:00 am to 8:30 am in the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton. The meeting, being held in conjunction with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Premier of […]

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June 28, 2017 Long-term care

Frontline nurses say public long-term care inquiry must look at broader issues to improve resident care

CFNU’s member organization, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), supports a public inquiry into long-term care in Ontario and believes that it must be broad enough that systemic long-term care issues are addressed. Read ONA’s press-release.

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June 28, 2017 Violence

Workplace abuse comes at steep cost for nurses, taxpayers

By JARED LINDZON The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 4:00PM EDT Despite having one of the most demanding jobs in the country, nurses remain without many of the protections and safety standards enjoyed by other public service workers, and it’s costing Canadian taxpayers billions. Sixty-one per cent of nurses say they have experienced […]

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June 15, 2017 C-377 C-525

Canada’s unions celebrate repeal of controversial anti-union legislation

Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills  C-377 and C-525.

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June 12, 2017 CFNU17 Convention SpeakUp

CFNU Biennial Convention – Day 5: That's A Wrap

That’s A Wrap What an amazing week! So many memories and new friends. Fantastic workshops, great entertainment, and inspirational speakers! THANK YOU Calgary for the great food, vibrant restaurants and bars, beautiful skyline, and of course….the shopping. THANK YOU to the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) for hosting us this week and showing us a great […]

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