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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
Occupational Health & Safety safe patient care

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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June 8, 2017
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CFNU President unveils new survey results and report showing safe patient care declining, workplace violence increasing – many nurses considering leaving their jobs

June 8, 2017 (CALGARY) – A new national survey of Canada’s nurses, released today in conjunction with the CFNU’s discussion paper, Enough Is Enough: Putting a Stop to Violence in the Health Care Sector, shows that the majority believe patient safety is declining, or not improving, and workplace violence in health care is a serious […]

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