COVID-19 News & Updates

Publish date: Monday, March 8, 2021
CFNU, COVID-19, Health care, MNU President

One year later, nurses exhausted... and angry

One year later, nurses exhausted... and angry

An Op-Ed By Linda Silas and Darlene Jackson

As we approach the March 11 anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, nurses across Canada are at their breaking point. We are exhausted, burned out – and angry.

Publish date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Bargaining, COVID-19, MNU President

Statement from MNU re: MOA

"MNU has, from the very beginning of the pandemic, called for a COVID premium for all nurses. We recognize the impact this virus has had on every part of our health care system.

Publish date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
COVID-19, Health and safety

FAQ: Enhanced Personal Protective Equipment

This FAQ addresses questions regarding the recent Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with respect to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other health and safety measures.

Publish date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
COVID-19, Health and safety

MEDIA RELEASE: MNU Announces Enhanced PPE Access for Nurses

January 6, 2021
For Immediate Release

MNU Announces Enhanced PPE Access for Nurses

Publish date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
COVID-19, Health care, MNU members, Workplace issues/practices

FAQ: Enhanced Redeployment MOA

This FAQ addresses questions, issues and concerns regarding the MOA on Redeployment that MNU and the provincial employer group agreed to on December 1, 2020.

Publish date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
COVID-19, MNU members, Workplace issues/practices

COVID update: Enhanced MOA on redeployment, shift disruptions and more

Dear members,

I’m pleased to advise that after several weeks of intensive negotiations with the provincial employer group, we have agreed to a new Memorandum of Agreement on Pandemic Responsiveness to address redeployment, shift disruptions, and more.

Publish date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
COVID-19, Health and safety, Health care

MEDIA RELEASE: Multiple personal care homes in Southern Region do not have N95 masks available

November 25, 2020
For Immediate Release

 

Multiple personal care homes in Southern Region do not have N95 masks available

 

Publish date: Friday, November 20, 2020
COVID-19, Education, Health and safety, Health care, MNU President

Message from the President: COVID update: PPE guidance, new H&S workshop and more

Dear members,

Like you, I am gravely concerned about the rising COVID-19 case numbers in Manitoba and the unsustainable pressure being placed on our health system.

Publish date: Friday, November 13, 2020
COVID-19, Health and safety, Health care, Nursing shortages, Workload staffing

Media Statement: MNU speaks out about the situation at Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach

November 13, 2020
For Immediate Release

 

Statement from MNU President Darlene Jackson on the situation at Bethesda Regional Health Centre

 

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