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September 10, 2021
COVID-19 Media Release Workplace Safety

It’s time to bring the temperature down

Over the past few weeks, we have watched public discourse around vaccination and other public health measures rapidly devolve. This reached fever pitch, last week, as a small but vocal minority protested outside hospitals, disrupting access to vital care. More recently, we’ve seen federal election candidates attacked and their campaign signs defaced. Even the nursing […]

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September 8, 2021
COVID-19 Workplace Safety

Letter: Future PM must commit to robust measures to protect Canadians from COVID-19

The following letter was sent to all federal party leaders on September 3, 2021. Amid a fourth wave of COVID-19 and a federal election campaign, Canada’s nurses call on you to commit to adopting robust prevention measures to protect the Canadian public and frontline workers. We support the appeal sent to you by members of […]

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August 26, 2021
COVID-19 Workplace Safety

Message to Canada’s Nurses from Linda Silas re: mandatory vaccinations

Throughout this pandemic, the CFNU has consistently aligned its position with science, evidenced-based decision-making, and a precautionary approach. When COVID-19 first emerged and little was known about how it spread, the CFNU fought for PPE and airborne precautions to keep nurses safe – to keep everyone safe. We pushed governments and employers to put safety […]

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August 12, 2021
COVID-19 Nursing Shortage Safe Staffing Workplace Safety

Nurses’ unions announce national day of action on September 17

Canada’s nurses are done asking – we demand action now UPDATED: Nurses’ unions announce national day of action highlighting the nursing crisis will be held on September 17 The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and provincial nurses’ unions across the country are organizing a national day of action to demand urgent government action fixing Canada’s […]

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June 16, 2020
Media Release Mental Health Workplace Safety

New study reveals shocking levels of mental illness among Canada’s nurses

Anxious, depressed, suicidal: new study reveals shocking pre-pandemic levels of mental illness among Canada’s nurses June 16, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – A first-of-its-kind study on mental disorders among Canada’s nurses has been released today, revealing widespread and severe symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, burnout and other conditions. The study, Mental Disorder Symptoms Among Nurses in Canada, is […]

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