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  • 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...
  • Friday, Apr 22 2016
    The world’s climate is changing, but something else is changing too: the will to act on this crisis has never been stronger. This year, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is marking Earth Day (April 22) by renewing its call for a One Million Climate Jobs plan that would allow Canada to transition from fossil-fuel reliance to a sustainable, low-to-zero carbon economy while creating new, good jobs for Canadian workers. “We need bold action now. It’s hard not to worry about...
  • Friday, Apr 22 2016
    KINGSTON , April 21, 2016 - Registered nurses (RNs) working for Providence Care-St. Mary's of the Lake and Mental Health Services have voted convincingly to make ONA their union. "ONA is delighted to welcome the Providence Centre – Mental Health Services RNs to join with the St. Mary's of the Lake RNs in ONA," said President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. "ONA is Canada's largest nursing union, and nurses know the issues facing our profession and what they mean to patients. As...
  • Friday, Apr 22 2016
    OTTAWA – Canadian unions are renewing their call for a comprehensive ban on asbestos , announcing today they will highlight the issue at events across the country on April 28, the National Day of Mourning for workers killed, injured or made ill on the job. “Asbestos is the leading cause of work-related death in Canada, and with imports on the rise, the danger is increasing ,” CLC president Hassan Yussuff said at a news conference in Ottawa today. “That’s why...
  • Friday, Apr 22 2016
    April 22, 2016 Angola http://www.voaportugues.com/a/enfermeiros-sufocados-benguela/3296808.html Manchete: Enfermeiros "sufocados" em Benguela Headline: Nurses “suffocated” in Benguela …. Australia http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/twoweek-ultimatum-before-nurses-strike-20160421-goc2vv.html Headline: Two Week Ultimatum Before Nurses’ Strike …………. Australia http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/vic/2016/04/22/vic-nurses-and-midwives-pay-deal-talks-begin.html Headline: Vic nurses and midwives pay deal talks begin …………. Australia http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/yarra-ranges-council-ceo-puts-gag-on-nurses-from-speaking-to-media/news-story/c4f6849cb43b58e2e200e46648843ffe Headline: Yarra Ranges Council CEO puts gag on nurses from speaking to media …………. Australia http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/nursing-shortfall-combined-with-more-drug-and-alcohol-patients-poses-risk/news-story/33a85d9ba0d97762d1accf1144f87b18 Headline: Review into mental health services prompted by Gold Coast Bulletin investigations …………. Canada http://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/saho-ratifies-saskatchewan-nurses-contract Headline: SAHO ratifies Saskatchewan nurses contract …………. Canada http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-news/lpn-wage-among-hot-topics-at-agm-376533551.html...

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