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July 9, 2019

Nurses will urge premiers at summit to end health care violence

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Nurses will urge premiers at summit to end health care violence

July 9, 2019 (SASKATOON, SK) – Nurses union leaders from across the country will call on Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers to take action to end the pervasive and worsening workplace violence crisis affecting health care workers. Last month, Canada’s parliamentary health committee released a report on this issue – the first of its kind.

An event organized by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, and co-sponsored by Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe and the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, will feature a panel of experts who will outline the urgency of this issue along with proven solutions. A media availability will be held immediately following the closed event.

What: Media availability following event for premiers on health care violence

Who: Linda Silas, CFNU President, and provincial nurses unions’ presidents

When: Thursday July 11, 8:30 a.m. (CST)

Where: Top of the Inn, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, 612 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon

Leaders of the following provincial nurses unions will also be present: Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union, Prince Edward Island Nurses’ Union, New Brunswick Nurses Union, Ontario Nurses’ Association, Manitoba Nurses Union, Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, United Nurses of Alberta.

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Journalists who wish to arrange an interview with CFNU President Linda Silas or any of the provincial nurses unions’ presidents should contact:
Ben René, CFNU Communications, 613-406-5962, brene@nursesunions.ca