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January 18, 2021
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In memoriam: Canada’s health workers who have died of COVID-19

Updated on January 18, 2021 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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January 14, 2021
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COVID-19: Specialized Mental Health Support for Health Care Workers

CFNU is inviting you to a FREE webinar by Homewood Health, especially designed for health care workers looking to learn coping strategies to safeguard their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond. As we battle this pandemic, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves, and each other. We hope you’ll join us.  The […]

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January 8, 2021
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CFNU Welcomes the PHAC’s Updated Infection Protection and Control Guidance for Acute Health Care Settings

January 8, 2021 – Earlier today, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released updated COVID-19 guidance for acute health care settings. This is the first update to the PHAC’s guidance document since April 30, 2020 and since the agency recognized, last November, that the virus can spread through infectious respiratory aerosols suspended in the […]

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October 19, 2020
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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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August 7, 2020
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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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April 22, 2020
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COVID-19 – the Right to Know, the Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse – Every Workers’ Right, Including Health Care Workers

As the COVID-19 crisis in Canada deepens, the CFNU reaffirms to every health care employer that basic workers’ rights that are protected in provincial health and safety laws across Canada also exist for nurses and for all health care workers. They include: 1. The Right to Know ensures health care workers are told about the […]

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October 16, 2018
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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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