Publish date: Friday, August 16, 2013

Bargaining Commences

The Manitoba Nurses Union has concluded its first week of bargaining with employer representatives.

Proposals for the Central Table Agreement were exchanged Monday, August 12, 2013 with several face to face bargaining sessions occurring throughout the week. The committees will reconvene on August 26, 2013, and dates have also been scheduled through to the month of October.

Publish date: Friday, July 26, 2013
CFNU, Health care

Nurses' Unions Encouraged by Premiers' reaction

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is encouraged by statements, regarding health care, from the Premiers' Council of the Federation Summit and is urging governments to implement further health care strategies in the future.

Publish date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
CFNU, Health care

Nurses demand national action on health care

MNU president Sandi Mowat has joined CFNU president Linda Silas and representatives of Canada's provincial nurses unions at Niagara-on-the Lake during the Council of Federation meetings, a meeting of all provincial and territorial premiers.

Publish date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Education, Nursing shortages, Student nurses

New grant will help recruit and retain nurses

MNU president Sandi Mowat said that a new government tuition grant offered to nurse practitioners, who decide to work for one year in a rural community after graduation, is one way to recruit and retain nurses in this province.


Publish date: Monday, June 24, 2013
Bargaining, Union news

Bargaining schedule announced

Central Table Bargaining will commence on Monday August 12, 2013.

Here is the schedule of upcoming sessions:

  • Monday August 12 - Friday August 16
  • Monday August 26 - Thursday August 29
  • Wednesday September 4 - Friday September 6
  • Monday September 23 - Friday September 27
  • Monday September 30 - Wednesday October 2
  • Tuesday October 15 - Friday October 18
  • Monday October 28 - Friday November 1

Publish date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Health care, Nursing profession, Nursing shortages

Canadians identify major gaps in long-term care: national survey

Canadians have identified two major gaps in long-term care as key problems with the country’s health care system, a nationwide survey commissioned by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions indicates.

The national poll conducted by Praxis Analytics in May 2013 showed Canadians were particularly concerned by what they perceived as a shortage of long-term care spaces and lack of qualified staff working in long-term care settings.

Publish date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Nursing profession, Nursing shortages, Workplace issues/practices

Absenteeism and overtime rates clearly indicate need for more emphasis on safe nursing staff numbers in Canada

New figures on rates of absenteeism and overtime worked by nurses throughout Canada clearly illustrate the need for all health care systems to place more emphasis on safe staffing levels at hospitals and other care facilities, says Canadian Federation of Nurses UnionsPresident Linda Silas.

The statistics, compiled for CFNU from Canada's Labour Force Survey by Informetrica Ltd., show that in 2012 Registered Nurses and nurse supervisors working in the health care and social assistance sector worked well over 21.5 million hours of overtime.

Publish date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
MNU President, Nursing profession, Sandi Mowat

MNU president presents to international council in Australia

MNU president Sandi Mowat is currently in Australia, attending the 25th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses, where she made several presentations on successful Manitoba campaigns and programs and cost effectiveness and the nursing team.

Publish date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
AGM, MNU Governance, Union news

AGM Update — Newsletter #2

Today, two resolutions, two constitutional amendments and two by-law amendments are up for debate and voting. As well, Margaret Trudeau speaks to delegates about her life experiences in the public eye, and three recipients are awarded Yellow Ribbons.

Find out more by downloading AGM newsletter #2.

Publish date: Monday, April 29, 2013
AGM, MNU Governance, Union news

AGM kicks off on Tuesday

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Manitoba Nurses Union begins on Tuesday, April 30 in Brandon.

The 500 delegates from across MB will convene at the Keystone Centre, located at 1175 8th Street, for two days of discussions.


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