Responding to COVID-19

Responding to COVID-19

The health and safety of nurses and their patients is our top priority. The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly. Please refer to this website for the latest news, resources and updates. We will update this site frequently to bring members the latest details.

COVID-19 News & Updates

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Statement from MNU re: MOA

Sunday, December 6, 2020

FAQ: Enhanced Redeployment MOA


There are multiple resources being developed to assist nurses and health care workers respond to COVID-19. Check back for updates.


MNU and CFNU Resources

Redeployment MOA and FAQ

This MOA is intended to support nurses who would have otherwise had redeployment imposed on them with no formal process or compensation offered. This new MOA builds on previously negotiated MOAs, addresses a number of outstanding issues related to equity and eligibility, and enhances the premiums extended to nurses working in areas of need, who have had their schedules disrupted, or who have been redeployed. It was signed with the employer group on December 1, 2020.

MNU PPE Settlement: MOA and Joint Statement

MNU has signed a Memorandum of Agreement and issued a Joint Statement with Shared Health on a number of issues involving PPE use and other important health and safety controls, including access to N95 masks.

COVID-19 Questions? Read MNU's FAQ.

We have developed a Q&A document to help answer questions you may have. We encourage members to read through it carefully and contact your union representative or LRO if you still have questions.

Single Site Order for Personal Care Homes

On May 1, a public health order restricting all nurses and many other health care staff to working in a single Personal Care Home (PCH) came into effect. MNU has developed a detailed Q and A addressing member questions about this development.

MNU Reaches MOA with Employers on Redeployment Measures

MNU and three other health care unions signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with health care employers on the potential redeployment of staff within or between facilities to cope with COVID-19. This MOA reflects an unprecedented situation, and will remain in effect should an emergency or disaster be declared by the government. Collective Agreements continue to apply to all members. 

WCB Claims

MNU is recommending that members who have had exposure to a patient or coworker who has been confirmed to be positive for COVID-19, submit a claim to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB).

Mental Health and Wellness Resources (NEW)

MNU has compiled a list of information, resources and diversions to help nurses safeguard their mental health and wellness in uncertain times.

CFNU Resources

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is a strong advocate of nurse and health care worker protections.

Position Statement on COVID-19

See also:

Public Resources

Government/Health Authorities

MNU encourages members to review the COVID-19 information and resources posted online by our governments and health authorities:

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