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  • Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
    Tuesday October 18, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Today, as federal, provincial and territorial health ministers continue to negotiate a new Health Accord, Canada’s nurses call on all governments to focus on what is at stake for Canadians and for the future of health care in this country. “From what we are hearing from the current negotiations, it is being presented as an ‘either-or’ proposition,” said Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President Linda Silas. “Nurses know that the answer is...
  • Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
    Tuesday September 20, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s nurses will start a donation fund of $14,000 for the Allina Nurses’ strike in a show of solidarity. As proud members of Global Nurses United (GNU), we stand in solidarity with the 4,800 courageous members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) who have been on strike since Labour Day, over concerns of safe patient care, staffing and workplace violence prevention. “Time and time again we are hearing of situations where frontline nurses...
  • Thursday, Jul 21 2016
    The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) presents case for making pharmacare a part of our complete Canadian public health care system at breakfast meeting in Whitehorse. Thursday July 21, 2016 (Whitehorse, YT) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will host Canada’s premiers for a breakfast meeting entitled “Filling the Prescription – the Federal Role within a National Pharmacare Program” during the Council of the Federation meetings in Whitehorse, Yukon. The breakfast meeting will feature Dr. Steve...
  • Friday, May 6 2016
    Canada’s nurses’ message to health ministers on the eve of National Nursing Week May 6, 2016 (Ottawa) As National Nursing Week celebrations kick off across the country next week, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will celebrate the tremendously positive impact nurses can exert on the health of Canadians and the delivery of health care across the country. Canada’s nurses have requested meetings with provincial health ministers during National Nursing Week to share smart health policy solutions driven by...
  • Monday, Apr 4 2016
    April 4, 2016 (Ottawa) – Today CFNU president Linda Silas met with Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott in Ottawa. Silas and Philpott discussed Canada's nurses’ ongoing work towards the next Health and Social Accord. “This was a productive meeting and I feel confident that this face-to-face with Minister Philpott signals a new era of governments and health care leaders working collaboratively to strengthen our public health care system into the future,” said Silas. This meeting was scheduled to come just...
  • Tuesday, Mar 22 2016
    March 22, 2016 ( Ottawa ) - Today the federal government released details of the 2016 budget, including reaffirming the election promise to engage with the provincial and territorial governments to renegotiate a new Health Accord. Canada’s nurses welcome this, along with commitments to increase child care benefits, improving immunization coverage, and investments for those who need it most, including seniors, Indigenous Peoples, and veterans. “Over the coming months we expect more movement towards investing in health care as the...
  • Thursday, Feb 11 2016
    Video of UbXdKAbAuXY REGINA, February 11, 2016: Today, the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) notified the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) that collective bargaining has reached an impasse. This decision comes after more than seven (7) months at the bargaining table. “We are incredibly disappointed and believe this to be a missed opportunity for SAHO to collaborate with the province’s almost 10,000 registered nurses on finding solutions to improving both patient care and workplaces,” says SUN President, Tracy Zambory...
  • Thursday, Jan 28 2016
    January 28, 201 6 (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions published a report which calls for a new approach to health human resources (HHR) planning in order to safeguard the quality of care for patients and families. Bridging the Generational Divide: Nurses United in Providing Quality Patient Care provides stark evidence of the effects of ‘boom to bust’ models of nursing, with health human resource planning changing with every shift in the political landscape...

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