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June 5, 2020
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In Memoriam: Canada’s Health Care Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19

Updated on June 5, 2020 Across the globe, health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic do essential work caring for patients but all too often put themselves at risk of infection. Join the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions in remembering and honouring the lives of all Canada’s health care workers who […]

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May 29, 2020
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Open letter to PM Trudeau from Canada's Nurses: Urgent Call for Action to Protect Canada’s Seniors

Click here for PDF of the letter signed by Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, and presidents of 8 provincial nurses’ unions (CFNU members). Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: Like you and millions across our country, Canada’s nurses were appalled by the findings of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in the course […]

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May 13, 2020
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Nurses to meet with parliamentarians to call for more robust pandemic preparedness

MEDIA RELEASE: Nurses to meet with parliamentarians to call for more robust pandemic preparedness May 13, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As part of National Nursing Week, Canada’s nurses will welcome members of parliament, senators and health care stakeholders to a virtual event focused on infectious disease preparedness and response. The event aims to build awareness of […]

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May 9, 2020
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We Owe It to Canadians to Transform Long-Term Care

CFNU Statement: We Owe It to Canadians to Transform Long-Term Care The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions joins with other Canadian Labour Congress affiliates in supporting the calls to action in the report, Lessons from a Pandemic: Union Recommendations for Transforming Long-Term Care in Canada, released today. The CLC report reflects the CFNU’s previous recommendation […]

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May 9, 2020
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Nursing Week Message from CFNU President Linda Silas

Dear members and supporters, Each year, National Nursing Week presents an opportunity to thank nurses and health care workers for their incredible dedication to work that is difficult, draining and far too often dangerous. But as nurses, we make a real difference in the lives of our patients, and that’s why we keep coming back. […]

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April 28, 2020
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Canada’s nurses mark National Day of Mourning

MEDIA RELEASE Canada must stop neglecting the safety of frontline workers, says nurses’ union leader Linda Silas on National Day of Mourning April 28, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As Canada observes today’s National Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job, the country’s largest nurses’ organization joins unions across the country demanding action to keep […]

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April 7, 2020
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“Canada must act urgently to protect all health care workers, before it’s too late,” Silas tells federal health committee

MEDIA RELEASE April 07, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As president of the union representing 200,000 nurses, and on behalf of close to one million health care workers across the country, Linda Silas is demanding that the federal government act urgently to provide optimal personal protective equipment – including N95 respirators or a higher level of protection – for all […]

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