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August 7, 2020
Coronavirus covid19 Occupational Health & Safety

We need made-in-Canada N95 respirators

The following is a letter sent to The Hon. Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on August 7, 2020, from CFNU President Linda Silas.  Dear Minister Anand, On behalf of the close to 200,000 nurses and nursing students represented by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, I am writing to request that the […]

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August 6, 2020
Coronavirus covid19 Pharmacare

Now more than ever, Canada desperately needs a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare program.

The following is a letter sent August 6, 2020 to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance; and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health. Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Morneau and Minister Hajdu, Now more than ever, Canada desperately needs a universal, single-payer, public pharmacare […]

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July 28, 2020
Coronavirus covid19

CFNU media release: Compensation benefits for health workers who contract COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE Premiers must guarantee compensation benefits for health workers who contract COVID-19, say nurses July 28, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As the number of health care workers infected with COVID-19 continues to climb, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is calling on Canada’s premiers to urgently implement legislation granting them fast access to workers’ compensation benefits, […]

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July 21, 2020

The CFNU expresses Canada's nurses' outrage re. Ontario government's Bill 195 and sends a letter to Premier Ford

Bill 195 is the proposed legislation to reopen Ontario. It is described by the government as a “flexible response to COVID-19.” The Ontario Nurses’ Association and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions strongly oppose this bill. Below is CFNU’s letter to Premier Ford. You can find more information about the Ontario government’s Bill 195 on […]

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July 15, 2020
Coronavirus covid19

Don’t mess it up! Eight ways to stay healthy during reopening

After months of pandemic lockdown, is there anything better than seeing dearly missed friends and family, or simply soaking up the sun at your local park? Our need for connection is understandable, and returning to the familiar is an important boost to our mental wellness. But as public health restrictions loosen, nurses have a simple […]

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July 15, 2020

CFNU appeals to the Canadian government to guarantee sick leave provisions to protect workers and businesses

The following is a letter to the Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada), the Hon. Patricia Hajdu (Minister of Health) and the Hon. Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), sent on July 13, 2020.   Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: / Dear Minister Hajdu: / Dear Minister Hussen: Today, Canada’s nurses call on […]

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July 15, 2020

CFNU appealing to Zimbabwe government on behalf of Canada's nurses

The following is a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe, sent on July 13, 2020, in support of Zimbabwe nurses striking over poverty wages and the lack of PPE. Dear President Mnangagwa: On behalf of the CFNU and its 200,000 members across Canada, we join the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in calling on you […]

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July 9, 2020

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Statement on the Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020

July 9, 2020 With the release of the Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020 yesterday, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions urged the government to stay the course in its efforts to assist workers in this time of unprecedented crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic brought on record job losses and unparalleled economic uncertainty, necessitating the rapid and […]

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June 22, 2020
Coronavirus covid19 Media Release

Nurses launch investigation into Canada’s failure to protect health care workers  from COVID-19

June 22, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is launching an independent investigation into why Canada has failed to protect more than 16,000 health care workers from being infected by COVID-19, ignoring the lessons learned from the tragic SARS outbreak in 2003. Canada’s rate of infection of health care workers is 19 per […]

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June 19, 2020

Nurses call for justice on National Indigenous Peoples Day

As Canada marks National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, Canada’s nurses are calling for justice and committed to doing our part.  Nurses celebrate the culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and acknowledge that much work remains to address Canada’s history of colonization, its ongoing practices and the devastating impacts which are […]

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