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November 23, 2018
Canadian Labour Congress CLC

CUPW and CLC issue joint statement in support of postal workers

Thursday, November 22, 2018 The Canadian Labour Congress joins the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in calling on Canada Post to negotiate fair contracts for postal workers. The CLC also joins CUPW in condemning the federal government’s back-to-work legislation. “The right to strike is an integral part of collective bargaining. Without it, an employer […]

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November 19, 2018
Health Human Resources Nurse Practitioners

Opinion: Nurse practitioners are the innovative solution to Canada’s health care woes

The following opinion editorial appeared in the Hill Times on Monday November 19, 2018. Nurse practitioners are the innovative solution to Canada’s health care woes By LINDA SILAS AND IVY LYNN BOURGEAULT NOVEMBER 19, 2018 It was recently national Nurse Practitioner Week, but you would be forgiven if you’ve never heard of nurse practitioners. Most […]

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October 29, 2018
Media Release

Senate bill banning payment for blood makes headway as advocates lobby parliamentarians

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) – More than 50 volunteer health care advocates from across Canada are in Ottawa today to meet with MPs and Senators, urging them to make Bill S-252, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, law. The Senate Bill, aiming to ban paid blood collection, passed second reading last week […]

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October 25, 2018
Media Release

Nurses launch national petition on workplace violence

Media Release Canada’s nurses launch a national petition on violence against health care workers, sponsored by MP Doug Eyolfson OCTOBER 25, 2018 – OTTAWA – Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, has sponsored petition E-1902 from Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). Silas’ petition calls upon the Minister […]

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October 16, 2018
Occupational Health & Safety safe patient care

CFNU statement on cannabis and workplace health and safety

In advance of the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada on October 17, 2018, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has released separate position statements on recreational and medical cannabis and occupational health and safety. CFNU Position The CFNU, which represents Canada’s frontline nurses, supports a public health approach to cannabis. We recognize that: The […]

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October 16, 2018

Thunder Bay Public Health Nurses on the Picket Line as Mediation Fails

October 16, 2018 THUNDER BAY – Public Health Nurses working for Thunder Bay District Health Unit will be on the picket lines at 7:30 a.m. today. “Unfortunately, a long day of mediation failed to result in a respectful, fair contract offer and our dedicated Public Health Nurses have been forced to take strike action,” said […]

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September 28, 2018

CFNU submission to the pharmacare Advisory Council

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has been tasked with conducting an economic and social assessment of domestic and international models of pharmacare, working with provincial/territorial and indigenous leaders, and consulting with Canadians, experts and stakeholders from relevant fields. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been advocating for the implementation […]

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September 27, 2018
Mental Health Saskatchewan

Youth mental health documentary released by Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) has released a compelling short documentary highlighting the importance of breaking stigmas around mental health, letting kids know it’s okay to need and ask for help, and equipping  youth with the coping skills they need to deal with life’s stresses. The documentary, On the frontline of Youth Mental Health, is […]

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September 24, 2018
Media Release Pharmacare

Consensus grows on the best model for national pharmacare

MEDIA RELEASE Consensus on the Best Model for National Pharmacare Announced by 70 Groups Monday September 24, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s nurses join more than 70 national, provincial and territorial organizations from coast to coast to coast in announcing their Consensus Principles for National Pharmacare. For a program of national prescription drug coverage to […]

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September 7, 2018
Media Release Ontario

Vaccinate or mask influenza policy struck down

September 7, 2018 Media Release ONA Wins Second Decision on “Unreasonable and Illogical” Vaccinate or Mask Influenza Policies TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has won a second decision on the controversial vaccinate or mask (VOM) policy, striking down the policy in effect at St. Michael’s Hospital and several other hospitals that form the […]

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