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  • Friday, Aug 14 2015
    On August 13th, 2015, approximately 6500 members of the New Brunswick Nurses Union (NBNU) working in hospitals and community care ratified the tentative agreement reached with government on July 23, 2015. 73% of members voted to accept the agreement with a 58% voter turnout. A total of 3,749 members voted. “We are pleased to protect retirement allowance which was outlined as a top priority by the membership.” said Marilyn Quinn, President of NBNU. Registered nurses will continue to have the...
  • Friday, Jul 24 2015
    Canada’s nurses, as represented by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), are questioning the recommendation that the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) be merged into the proposed Healthcare Innovation Agency of Canada as recommended by the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation in its report, Unleashing Innovation: Excellent Healthcare for Canada . “Since 2003, the CPSI has given patients and families a voice in our healthcare system. It has ensured that the issue of patient safety is a national priority,...
  • Friday, Jul 17 2015
    July 17, 2015 (St. John’s) – Canada’s Premiers strongly support Canada’s nurses’ call for the federal government to commit to increase the Canada Health Transfer to a minimum of 25% of all health care spending by provinces and territories. In a statement on Providing Services for an Aging Population , the Council of the Federation called for the federal government to increase its share of commitment to health care for Canadians. The statement from the premiers followed a briefing by...
  • Thursday, Jul 16 2015
    July 16, 2015 (St. John’s) – A new report by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), released at the Council of the Federation, revealed that reductions in federal health transfers may be greater than first feared, leading to a greater strain on provinces already struggling to sustain Canada’s public health care system. “From its inception, health care was intended to be a partnership and a shared responsibility between the federal and provincial and territorial governments,” said Linda Silas, president...
  • Thursday, Jul 9 2015
    July 9, 2015 (Ottawa) – Poll results released by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) challenge federal and provincial/territorial leadership to tackle the issue of seniors’ care. B efore It’s Too Late: A National Plan for Safe Seniors’ Care , CFNU’s safe seniors’ care strategy, addresses Canadians’ concerns. The poll by Abacus Data, commissioned by the CFNU in May, shows that more than three quarters of Canadians would consider supporting a party that would set national standards for continuing...
  • Tuesday, Jun 23 2015
    Nurses call for a health human resources plan as nursing supply declines for the first time in two decades June 23, 2015 (Ottawa) – For the first time in two decades, more regulated nurses left their profession than entered it, according to the latest regulated nursing workforce data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) . In 2014, the supply of regulated nurses declined by 0.3% over the previous year. The decline occurred because fewer regulated nurses – which...
  • Friday, Jun 5 2015
    Friday June 5, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Over one thousand nurses marched in Halifax today to demand federal leadership on Canada’s public health care system. The march was led by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions which is concluding its biennial convention today. With voters headed to the polls in the fall, the CFNU is calling on all federal candidates to make health care a priority this election. “Canadians care about health care, this is something we know and we have...
  • Friday, Jun 5 2015
    CFNU says other provinces should also commit to putting children’s needs first Friday June 5, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Passage by the Manitoba Legislature yesterday of a resolution promising no child will be left to languish in hospital during a jurisdictional dispute between provincial and federal governments is an important and sensible step forward, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions says. While the Legislature’s resolution to uphold “Jordan’s Principle” was a good first step, governments now need to give it meaning...

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