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  • Wednesday, Jul 9 2014
    EDMONTON – The Mediator working with Alberta Health Services (AHS), Covenant Health and the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) has recommended terms and conditions for a new contract. Negotiation teams with AHS, Covenant Health and UNA are recommending that Mediator David Jones’ recommended terms and conditions be accepted, which would see a new Provincial Collective Agreement in place until March 31, 2017. If accepted, the agreement would be retroactive to April 1, 2013. The United Nurses of Alberta Negotiation Committee...
  • Wednesday, Jul 9 2014
    St. John’s, NL – The Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union (NLNU) is calling for a safe solution to address inadequate registered nurse (RN) staffing in the Central Regional Health Authority. Beginning this week, Central Health is instituting a stand-by scheduling system that overextends RNs, potentially putting the safety of patients, residents and clients who depend on their care at risk. This scheduling system will apply to the majority of RNs working in acute care sites, and potentially long-term care sites,...
  • Friday, Jun 13 2014
    Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union (NLNU) ratified the provincial collective agreement reached in May with 97% in favour of the agreement.
  • Monday, May 12 2014
    Leading nurse and healthcare union organizations in 11 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe are holding coordinated actions marking international “Nurses Week” with a call to step up efforts to promote patient safety, protect health care services, and ensure access to health care for all with a common theme of “Health Care is a Human Right.” Hundreds of nurses and other health workers will be rallying and marching Monday in the U.S. in Washington, DC, Chicago, and...
  • Friday, Apr 25 2014
    The CFNU is standing in solidarity with the Canadian Labour Congress to mark April 28 as a National Day of Mourning.
  • Thursday, Apr 10 2014
    The Manitoba Nurses Union has concluded the Central Table Agreement which covers approximately 10,000 of our 12,000 members. The agreement contains a number of provisions which address patient care and workload issues.
  • Tuesday, Apr 1 2014
    The Nova Scotia government introduced essential services legislation early Monday evening surprising labour groups and prompting wide-spread mobilization of health care workers determined to protest this latest attack on unions.
  • Tuesday, Mar 25 2014
    OTTAWA – The Canadian Health Coalition (CHC) will launch a national day of action March 31st to kick off a campaign for a new Health Accord. Events are organized in 40 communities across Canada, including a luncheon in Ottawa with Dr. Jeff Turnbull – Past-President of the Canadian Medical Association, and a concert in Toronto with many Canadian artists – including Shirley Douglas. “We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians to the fact that the Harper government is not...


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