Press Releases

  • Wednesday, Oct 1 2014
    Nurses stand with Canada’s provincial health ministers as they push the federal government to implement a national pharmacare strategy. Read full press release here .
  • Wednesday, Aug 20 2014
    A Roadmap to a Rational Pharmacare Policy in Canada highlights four practical reforms which would improve our access to prescription drugs. Read full report here . Premiers, a National Pharmacare Plan could save the Canadian health care system $11 billion per year
  • Thursday, Jul 24 2014
    TORONTO , July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) supports the Ontario government's plans to re-table legislation that would prevent the introduction of for-profit blood plasma clinics, however Registered Nurses (RNs) have ongoing concerns regarding screening of donors in Ontario . "We have been fighting a battle to protect our blood supply system for well over a year, since the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) launched a program to replace RNs with Donor Care Associates (DCAs). Now the...
  • Friday, Jul 18 2014
    Media Advisory, Photo Opportunity July 17, 2014 Contact: Martha Wallner (510)273-2264, Liz Jacobs, RN, 510-435-7674, Bill Gallagher, 818-355-8691, or Sarah Cecile, 510-541-9570 Canadian Nurses Join Protest in Detroit Citing Public Health Emergency In Dangerous Water Shutoffs – Major Protest Friday Demand ‘Turn On the Water. Tax Wall Street’ Canadian nurses are traveling to Detroit to join US-based nurses and members of dozens of local, national, and even international organizations in a big march and rally in Detroit, Michigan, Friday in...
  • Thursday, Jul 17 2014
    St. John’s, NL – Debbie Forward has been acclaimed as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union (NLNU) and will serve an eighth consecutive term effective January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. Forward is a long-time nursing advocate at the provincial and national level. She has been a registered nurse for 34 years and is currently serving her nineteenth consecutive year in the role of NLNU president. “I’m honoured to have the support of registered nurses and I...
  • Wednesday, Jul 9 2014
    St. John’s, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union (NLNU) is calling for a safe solution to address inadequate registered nurse (RN) staffing in the Central Regional Health Authority. Beginning this week, Central Health is instituting a stand-by scheduling system that overextends RNs, potentially putting the safety of patients, residents and clients who depend on their care at risk. This scheduling system will apply to the majority of RNs working in acute care sites, and potentially long-term care sites,...
  • Wednesday, Jul 9 2014
    EDMONTON – The Mediator working with Alberta Health Services (AHS), Covenant Health and the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) has recommended terms and conditions for a new contract. Negotiation teams with AHS, Covenant Health and UNA are recommending that Mediator David Jones’ recommended terms and conditions be accepted, which would see a new Provincial Collective Agreement in place until March 31, 2017. If accepted, the agreement would be retroactive to April 1, 2013. The United Nurses of Alberta Negotiation Committee...
  • Friday, Jun 13 2014
    Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union (NLNU) ratified the provincial collective agreement reached in May with 97% in favour of the agreement.


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