Publish date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Education, Health and safety

PTSD Education Session

MNU Professional Practice and Education Officer, Debbie Winterton and Researcher, Mikaela Brooks presented to more than 35 nurses from Cancer Care Manitoba about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 

Publish date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Board of Directors, MNU Governance, Regional Health Authorities

Rural issues top the agenda

MNU’s board of directors and rural leaders are meeting in Winnipeg for a day of discussion, focusing on important, ongoing issues in the rural regions.

Publish date: Friday, September 11, 2015

Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home Ratifies New Agreement

The five members of Nisichawayasihk PCH Local 138 in Nelson House, MB ratified a new Collective Agreement on September 10, 2015. The agreement is in effect from August 1, 2013 to March 31, 2018.

Publish date: Monday, August 24, 2015

Canada's Nurses ask federal party leaders who will become champion of health care this election

Today, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) released letters on behalf of nearly 200,000 nurses from across Canada, asking federal party leaders who will become the champion on the true vote deciding issue for Canadians in this federal election – health care.

Publish date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Labour Board to Impose Contract on Nelson House

August 4, 2015 (Nelson House, MB) - The five members of MNU Nisichawayasihk Local 138 ended their strike on July 24th after applying to the Labour Board for the imposition of a contract.

In Manitoba, union members who have been on strike for more than 60 days may apply to the labour board when both sides in the dispute declare that they are not able to resolve the issue.

Publish date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Reductions in federal health care spending worse than anticipated: New economic analysis

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.

Publish date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Nurses’ poll challenges governments to take action on seniors’ care

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) released poll results today that challenge federal and provincial/territorial leadership to tackle the issue of seniors’ care. Before It’s Too Late: A National Plan for Safe Seniors’ Care, CFNU’s safe seniors strategy, addresses Canadian’s concerns regarding long term care. The poll by Abacus Data, commissioned by the CFNU in May, shows that more than three quarters of Canadians would support the implementation of national standards for continuing care. The report’s authors, Dr. Pat Armstrong, Dr.

Publish date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Vote for Care

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is asking nurses to vote fore the health care that all Canadians deserve on October. 19.

CFNU recently launched voteforcare.ca - a website that outlines Canadian nurses' demands from federal leaders in the upcoming election.

Canadian nurses have identified four major areas of concern including:

Publish date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bill 35 - PTSD Presumptive Legislation Update

On Thursday June 18, 2015 MNU president Sandi Mowat will present our recommended amendments to Bill 35 – The Workers Compensation Amendment Act: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Presumption, to the Standing Committee on Legislative Affairs.

As a key stakeholder in the development of Bill 35, MNU is in support of the proposed legislation however, we are recommending several amendments.

MNU has prepared recommendations to strengthen sections discussing cumulative trauma, and amendments to include a retroactivity clause.

Publish date: Monday, June 15, 2015

PTSD Legislation Update

The Government of Manitoba's new PTSD legislation (Bill 35) is expected to proceed to its second reading at the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. As a valuable stakeholder, MNU will be presenting to the Standing Legislative Committee on specific amendments that will strengthen this legislation.

MNU will address the challenges that may be involved in workers identifying a triggering event, along with ensuring that the legislation recognizes the cumulative impact trauma has on nurses and other first responders.

We will continue to post updates.

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