Publish date: Friday, January 30, 2015
CFNU, Nursing profession, Union news

Forced Out For Fairness: Ontario CCAC Health Professionals on Strike

Almost 3000 CCAC Health Professionals in Ontario are on strike this morning, forced onto the picket lines by their employers in the name of fairness.

Publish date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winnipeg Boil Water Advisory

We recently received the following memo from Winnipeg Regional Health Authority President, Arlene Wilgosh for our members regarding the boil water advisory in effect across Winnipeg.

Publish date: Friday, January 23, 2015

PTSD project update

We are nearing completion of our report on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the nursing profession.


Over the last several months we have been reviewing existing research, working with trauma specialists, and speaking with members through interviews and focus groups.


If you are interested in sharing your thoughts or story on this issue please contact Communications Officer, Emily Doer.
We look forward to sharing the report with our findings at the 40th Anniversary AGM April 27-30, 2015.

Publish date: Friday, December 12, 2014

Brian Sinclair inquest report released today

Today, Justice Timothy Preston released his findings from the inquest into the death of Brian Sinclair at Health Sciences Centre in 2008.


The inquest was held from August 2013 - June 2014, hearing from 82 witnesses, including Manitoba Nurses Union’s members.


As a party with standing, MNU submitted the ER report with several recommendations to improve healthcare delivery in Winnipeg Emergency Departments.

Publish date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

PTSD and Nursing - The experience of wounded healers

“When it’s one of those nights when you can’t sleep or whatever it is, that’s when the images come to you.

You always think, ‘why can’t I forget those things?’ You wonder. You don’t know why. Are they there so you can help someone else? I don’t know.

All I know is that they’re stuck in my head and I wish I could get rid of them, but I don’t know how to do that or if I even could if I tried.”

Publish date: Friday, November 28, 2014
Board of Directors, MNU President, Sandi Mowat

African Grandmothers Tribunal: Seeking justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis

The MNU Board of Directors met in Winnipeg this week for the final meeting of the 2014 calendar year.


In addition to the regularly scheduled agenda items, the board had a special video presentation of African Grandmothers Tribunal: Seeking justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis. This educational documentary shines light on the urgent need to provide better protection for the human rights of African Grandmothers, who are working hard to secure better futures for their communities.

Publish date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CFNU Release: Nurses Concerned That Public Health Agency of Canada’s Ebola Preparedness Plan Does Not Go Far Enough

October 20, 2014, Ottawa – After a meeting with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Ebola preparedness, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is concerned that PHAC continues to question the scientific evidence instead of protecting health care workers and the public. Since the insufficient

Publish date: Friday, October 17, 2014
Health and safety, MNU members, MNU President, Sandi Mowat

A message from President Sandi Mowat on Ebola preparedness

As you are no doubt aware, the subject of Ebola preparedness has been the focus of media attention lately. I have done a number of interviews in which I have expressed concern regarding the apparent lack of preparedness, and especially, the lack of communication to our members regarding any plans.

Publish date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
CFNU, Health and safety, Health care, MNU President, Nursing profession, Sandi Mowat

MEDIA RELEASE - Canada’s nurses say safe staffing critical for safe patients

Banff, October 1, 2014 - Today, leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), including MNU president Sandi Mowat, showed provincial and territorial health leaders the inextricable link between safe staffing, patient safety and quality care. The meeting took place at a roundtable briefing held during federal, provincial and territorial health ministers’ meetings.

Publish date: Friday, September 26, 2014
CFNU, Sandi Mowat

MNU joins Global Nurses United

Today, the Manitoba Nurses Union and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) made history as one of 14 countries and 18 national nurses unions to attend the founding meeting of Global Nurses United (GNU).

The meeting was represented by 25 Canadian delegates including MNU president Sandi Mowat, MNU VP Donna McKenzie and Board member Dana Orr.

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