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June 15, 2017 C-377 C-525

Canada’s unions celebrate repeal of controversial anti-union legislation

Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills  C-377 and C-525.

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June 12, 2017 CFNU17 Convention SpeakUp

CFNU Biennial Convention – Day 5: That's A Wrap

That’s A Wrap What an amazing week! So many memories and new friends. Fantastic workshops, great entertainment, and inspirational speakers! THANK YOU Calgary for the great food, vibrant restaurants and bars, beautiful skyline, and of course….the shopping. THANK YOU to the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) for hosting us this week and showing us a great […]

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June 12, 2017 CFNU17 Convention SpeakUp

CFNU Biennial Convention - Day 4: Let's Get Down To Business

Let’s Get Down To Business Day 4 brought the start of Convention business and of course…the banquet! As we moved through out the day and the agenda, our strength and our solidarity as a collective only grew as we shared stories from across the country about current and past struggles, how we overcame the challenges, […]

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June 12, 2017 CFNU17 Convention SpeakUp

CFNU Biennial Convention - Day 3: Another Great Day In The Books

Another Great Day In The Books The energy filled the room once again as we kicked off Day 3 of Convention 2017. In The News! Morning Plenary: Next Steps Post-TRC Powerful, emotional, thought provoking and inspiring. Wednesday morning delegates heard stories of abuse, neglect, resilience, perseverance, forgiveness and triumph as we took a personal and […]

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June 8, 2017 Overtime and Absenteeism

Report Shows 2016 Nurses’ Overtime, Absenteeism Costs Rose to Close to $2 Billion

Thursday June 8, 2017 (CALGARY) – A new report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) shows that nurses’ paid and unpaid overtime has continued to take a toll on the health and well-being of the country’s nurses and on patient care. The total cost of nurses’ overtime and nursing absenteeism rose to close […]

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June 8, 2017 Violence

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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June 8, 2017

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions honours three inspiring nurse advocates

Thursday June 8, 2017 (CALGARY) – Three prominent nursing union leaders were named today as recipients of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ (CFNU) prestigious Bread and Roses Award for their outstanding contributions to policy and decision-making, raising public awareness, lobbying governments, and educating members and the public. Tracy Zambory, President of Saskatchewan Union of […]

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June 8, 2017 Indiginews

Canadian nurses decry inferior First Nations health care, workplace violence

by: BKaufmann@postmedia.com on Twitter: @BillKaufmannjrn Closing the gaps between non-indigenous and First Nations health care is being urged by hundreds of Canadian nurses gathered in Calgary this week. But as 1,200 Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions discuss that issue, it comes against a background of rising violence directed at nurses in their workplace, said CFNU president […]

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June 7, 2017 CFNU17 Convention SpeakUp

CFNU Biennial Convention - Round Up Day 2

Education Day Brings Inspiration & Solidarity Can you feel it? The energy, the excitement, the encouragement, and the sense of solidarity that is starting to fill the air? Save some of that energy – we have got lots to do this week. The day was built around connecting with nurses from other provinces, sharing ideas, […]

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June 7, 2017 CFNU17 Convention SpeakUp

Canada's nurses get loud in Calgary!

Welcome to the 2017 Biennial Convention! We have a great week planned – filled with amazing opportunities to network with colleagues from across the country, to learn from experts in their fields, to become inspired by other activists, to engage and Speak Up! on issues facing nurses, and of course….to have fun! Highlights from Day […]

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