Press Releases

  • Friday, Jan 30 2015
    Almost 3000 CCAC Health Professionals in Ontario are on strike this morning, forced onto the picket lines by their employers in the name of fairness. CCAC Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Bargaining Units have been seeking very small wage increases equal to the percentages given to the other 57,000 members of ONA in the hospital, public health and long-term care sectors. The CCAC members had a two-year wage freeze in their last contract, which expired March 31, 2014. Nine of the...
  • Friday, Jan 30 2015
    OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is welcoming today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision affirming the right to strike as essential to meaningful collective bargaining. “Today’s decision levels the playing field for workers by placing checks on the power of governments, as employers, to legislate unfair essential services arrangements that tip the scales in management’s favour,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. The precedent-setting decision determines that the Saskatchewan Party government’s Public Service Essential Services Act (PSESA) violates the freedom of...
  • Monday, Jan 12 2015
    View and share CFNU's Ebola video.
  • 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...

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