Press Releases

  • Monday, Dec 15 2014
    Registered nursing shortage reaches critical level on Bell Island St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador (RNUNL) says a registered nursing shortage at the Dr. Walter Templeman Health Care Centre in Bell Island has reached a critical level and is impacting the delivery of health care in the community. There are normally two registered nurses working at the health care centre during the day shift and one registered nurse on the night shift. In early November,...
  • Monday, Dec 8 2014
    The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is pressing the Ministry of Labour to issue charges following yet another violent attack on a nurse at Southlake Regional Health Centre. ONA and the RN are holding Southlake Regional responsible for failing to ensure the safety of staff. This was yet another serious incident in this hospital’s ER; in 2013, the same hospital had another serious attack that resulted in a nurse suffering injuries. “Once again, our members recognized in advance the volatile nature...
  • Monday, Nov 17 2014
    New CA Ebola Mandate Inspired by NNU Appeal to Gov. Brown, Sets National Model for Highest Protection Follows Global Day of Action With 100,000 RNs Demanding Highest Safeguards, Contrast to Hospital Industry’s Failure to Act Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the deadly Ebola virus, California officials have announced landmark mandatory Ebola guidelines that should be a model for federal and state action for all U.S. hospitals,...
  • Friday, Nov 7 2014
    News Release Friday, November 7, 2014 Registered nurses’ union unveil new name and logo as biennial convention concludes St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses Union Newfoundland Labrador (RNUNL), formerly known as the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses' Union, celebrated a successful 24 th Biennial Convention today with bold, new strides to strengthen the registered nurse identity. More than 200 registered nurses, wearing the new standardized white and black RN uniform, were in attendance for the unveiling of the union’s new...
  • Thursday, Nov 6 2014
    Media Advisory Thursday, November 6, 2014 Registered nurses union to celebrate new name and unveil a new brand identity St. John’s, NL – The Registered Nurses Union Newfoundland Labrador (RNUNL), formerly known as the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses' Union, is celebrating its new name, and unveiling a new logo and brand identity on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM in Salon A of the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s. RNUNL President Debbie Forward will present the new brand to...
  • Tuesday, Oct 21 2014
    One of CFNU’s members, New Brunswick Nurses Union, celebrates their 40 th Annual General Meeting this week – Happy Birthday to you NBNU! To read NBNU’s press release on NBNU AGM:
  • Tuesday, Oct 21 2014
    After a meeting with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Ebola preparedness, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is concerned that PHAC continues to question the scientific evidence instead of protecting health care workers and the public. Read below CFNU’s press release on Ebola preparedness meeting with PHAC.
  • Wednesday, Oct 1 2014
    Today, leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) showed provincial and territorial health leaders the inextricable link between safe staffing, patient safety and quality care. The meeting took place at a roundtable briefing held during federal, provincial and territorial health ministers’ meetings. Nurse leaders and provincial and territorial health ministers discussed national and international lessons from examples such as England’s public inquiry into the relationship between safe staffing, patient safety and quality...

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