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  • Tuesday, May 10 2016
    May 10, 2016 is Jordan's Principle Implementation Day. Teddy Bears were one of Jordan's favourite things so the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has joined the Fist Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada to mark the day by bringing a our CFNU teddy bear to the office for the day. Bring your favourite bear to work or school today to honour Jordan and tweet pictures at #JordansPrinciple . It's time to ensure that all children in Canada...
  • Monday, May 9 2016
    The New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU) brought together 12 Registered Nurses and one Nurse Practitioner from across New Brunswick to help tell the story of what it means to be an RN. Whether it’s saving lives in a trauma room, caring for the elderly in a nursing home, immunizing children or monitoring clients in their home, the work RNs do helps to protect, prevent and saves lives, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Watch the video here .
  • Monday, May 9 2016
    Ontario has second-worst RN-to-population ratio in Canada TORONTO , May 9, 2016 - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and the provincial NDP called on the government to implement an immediate moratorium on cuts to registered nurse (RN) positions today. At a joint media conference at Queen's Park this morning, ONA First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN joined NDP Leader Andrea Horwath in announcing that Ontario hospitals have cut 1,440 RN positions, or the equivalent of three RN positions per day since...
  • Friday, May 6 2016
    May 6, 2016 Australia http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/historic-day-for-victorian-nurses-as-pay-increase-offer-counters-that-of-new-south-wales-colleagues/news-story/3f8f14b047b61993d7af3708ed1c0f11 Headline: ‘Historic day’ for Victorian nurses as pay increase offer counters that of New South Wales colleagues …………………… Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-05/victorian-nurses-call-off-strike-action-after-securing-pay-rise/7388636 Headline: Victorian nurses call off strike action after pay rise agreement with Government ………… Australia https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31476317/fight-brews-over-health-wages/ Headline: Fight brews over health wages …………………… Australia http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-04/nursing-union-slams-government-response-to-aged-care/7382474 Headline: Nursing union slams NSW Government's response to inquiry into aged care homes …………………… Australia http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/security-is-an-issue-at-our-hospital/3012703/ Headline: Security is an issue at our hospital …………………… Australia http://theconversation.com/lifting-their-voice-how-unions-can-arrest-membership-decline-and-stay-relevant-57351 Headline: Lifting their...
  • Montreal Gazette
    Wednesday, May 4 2016
    Organizations across the province are going beyond denouncing Quebec’s medical accessory fees — or extra billing that patients pay out-of-pocket — as abusive and illegal. article by: Charlie Fidelman, Montreal Gazette They say they have no choice but to sue the federal government in an attempt to force Quebec to put an end to such illegal fees. On behalf of Réseau FADOQ (formerly Fédération de l’âge d’or du Québec) and its nearly 450,000 members, malpractice lawyer Jean-Pierre Ménard filed a...
  • Tuesday, May 3 2016
    In this issue: The Budget Breakdown Canada's nurses meet with Minister Philpott - propose new Health and Social Accord Closing the Gap conference by Upstream United Nations Commission on the Status of women (UNCSW) Pharmacare now! A once-in-a-generation opportunity that may be lost Trade agreements threaten health
  • Monday, May 2 2016
    April 29, 2016 Global http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.12976/abstract Headline: A cross-sectional study of ‘care left undone’ on nursing shifts in hospitals ……. Australia http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/nurses-attacked-by-patients-at-frankston-hospitals-emergency-department/news-story/4ffa62b62efb4fb4af4f139cb3fe1345 Headline: Nurses attacked by patients at Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department ………………… Australia http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/northern-territory/nurse-attack-sparks-safety-call/news-story/57ddea4253103de002ab773d7f187406 Headline: Nurse ‘attack’ sparks safety call ………………… Australia http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/attacks-spur-calls-for-action-as-murdered-nurse-gayle-woodford-mourned/news-story/7c9386007fb99c7643c702e730cb0f69 Headline: Attacks spur calls for action as murdered nurse Gayle Woodford mourned ………. Australia http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/nurses-attacked-by-patients-at-frankston-hospitals-emergency-department/news-story/4ffa62b62efb4fb4af4f139cb3fe1345 Headline: Nurses attacked by patients at Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department …………. Australia http://www.nurseuncut.com.au/brett-holmes-why-corporate-tax-avoidance-is-a-health-hazard/ Headline: Brett Holmes: Why corporate tax avoidance is a...
  • Thursday, Apr 28 2016
    Canada’s nurses statement on the National Day of Mourning April 28, 2016 (Ottawa) – Every year, thousands of nurses are injured on the job. In fact, according to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) 2014 statistics, the health and social services sector had the highest number of lost-time injuries in Canada – 41,141 accepted claims - surpassing mining, quarrying & oil wells, construction and manufacturing. This finding holds true in most provinces, suggesting a nationwide problem. The...

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