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November 16, 2021

Nurses commit to action against anti-Black racism in nursing and health care

November 15, 2021 — Anti-Black racism is a public health emergency in Canada that has created and reinforced serious health and social inequities for Black Canadians. For too long we have rested comfortably on the false narrative that systemic racism did not exist in our country or our profession; over the course of the past two […]

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March 8, 2021
Blog Equity

Silas: Let's put women at the heart of our recovery

March 8 is International Women’s Day, recognized globally as an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has had harsh impacts on women in Canada, and around the world. From our predominantly female nurse workforce on the frontlines to the many women who have given up paid work to care for […]

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October 8, 2020
Canadian Labour Congress Equity

Canada’s unions stand united against all forms of racism and against police violence

The following statement was released by the Canadian Labour Congress on October 8, 2020. The CFNU supports the CLC’s call to dismantle all forms of racism.  As communities across Canada, and around the world, grapple with COVID-19, racialized communities have not only been disproportionately impacted by the health fall-out, but are also dealing with the […]

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June 2, 2020

Canada’s nurses condemn anti-Black racism

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions joins other unions in Canada’s labour movement in condemning the recent racially motivated killings, and the ongoing disproportionate violence and policing of Black people. Nurses affirm the fundamental value that Black Lives Matter. “As nurses, we are committed to acknowledging and fighting racism, bias and discrimination, all of which […]

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March 8, 2017

International Women's Day 2017

The Canadian Labour Congress is inviting union members to challenge the federal government to make real progress toward women’s economic justice. Join the call on the federal government to take three simple actions in 2017: table pay equity legislation, sign a new deal on child care with the provinces and territories, and put paid domestic […]

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January 20, 2017
Child Care Equity


By Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker On Saturday, January 21, 2017, people of all genders, ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, and orientations will take part in the Women’s March on Washington and solidarity marches in more than 380 cities around the world. Barb will be marching in Vancouver, Marie will be in Toronto, and we […]

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March 17, 2016

The voice of women workers at the UN

This week, union women from around the world attended the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW60), at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This forum brings together governments and civil society from around the world to discuss the implementation of the Global Goals for women and girls worldwide. CFNU […]

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