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October 19, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release Occupational Health & Safety

Health employers are violating provincial deals by refusing workers PPE, say nurses

Nurses “sick and tired” of employers denying them PPE, violating provincial deals October 19, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As consensus grows that COVID-19 is airborne, some employers across Canada are still refusing to provide health workers the personal protective equipment they need to prevent infection, in violation of provincial deals. This is according to reports received […]

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October 5, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release

Investigation: Canada failed health workers and mismanaged COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE October 5, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – An investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and the safety of the nation’s health care workers has been released. The investigation’s report, A Time of Fear, details Canada’s systemic preventable failure to adequately prepare and urgently respond to the gravest public health emergency in a century. The independent investigation […]

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October 2, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release

Investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and health worker safety to be released

MEDIA ADVISORY October 2, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As new COVID-19 cases in Canada soar, an independent investigation into the nation’s performance responding to the pandemic and protecting health workers is set to be released. The investigation’s final report is titled A Time of Fear: How Canada failed our health care workers and mismanaged COVID-19. The report […]

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September 24, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release

Joint Statement on Domestic Production of N95 Respirators

MEDIA RELEASE Domestic Production of N95 Respirators: Essential Services and Essential Production September 24, 2020–The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, and Green Jobs Oshawa have issued a statement in response to both federal and Ontario governments’ media release that 3M will make N95 respirators in Brockville. Production is not […]

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September 23, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release Pharmacare

Throne Speech: Canada’s nurses encouraged by commitments to a healthy recovery

MEDIA RELEASE September 23, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is encouraged by the government’s commitment to a healthy recovery in today’s Speech from the Throne. It encourages all parliamentarians to support the government’s recovery agenda. “Nurses across the country welcome the government’s commitments for this new session of parliament, including important steps […]

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