Publish date: Friday, March 4, 2016

AGM 2016 tour

AGM season is here once again. Here are a few snapshots from local/worksites around the province.

Publish date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Health care

Report recommends role for nurses in PAD

A special parliamentary committee brought together to advise the federal government on the best way to implement physician-assisted death (PAD) in Canada has recommended that registered nurses and nurse practitioners, acting under the direction of a physician, should have a role in assisted death.

Publish date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
CFNU, Health care

Letter writing initiative in support of First Nations children

MNU president Sandi Mowat joined nursing leaders from across the country by calling on the federal government to act now to ensure fairness, justice and equity for all First Nations children in Canada.

Publish date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
CFNU, Health care

TPP poses a threat to health care

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a report that examines the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the Canadian public health care system.

Publish date: Thursday, January 28, 2016
CFNU, Health and safety

Canada's nurses struggle to achieve work-life balance

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released a report which calls for a new approach to health human resources (HHR) planning in order to safeguard the quality of care for patients and families.

Publish date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
CFNU, Health and safety

#LetsTalk Mental Health

Today is #BellLetsTalk, a day devoted to raising awareness and funds in support of mental health initiatives across Canada.

Publish date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
CFNU, Health care

Drug coverage on the agenda

Today Canada's health ministers are gathering in Vancouver and the outcome of that meeting will signal the direction of health care for the next generation, including answering tough questions regarding drug coverage.

Publish date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Health and safety, MNU President, Sandi Mowat, Workplace issues/practices

Health care facilities implement alert assessment for violent patients

Over the coming months, a new workplace safety and health policy will go into effect in Winnipeg emergency rooms. The new regulation, based on one of MNU’s recommendations from a 2011 report - Violence against nurses in Manitoba, will give nurses the ability to place an alert on the medical charts of patients deemed to be violent or verbally abusive.

Publish date: Friday, January 15, 2016
Health care

Extension granted for physician-assisted death legislation

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted the federal government a four month extension to draft legislation and regulations for physician- assisted death. The extension includes an exemption clause affording anyone, who meets the criteria, the right to ask a judge to end their life earlier.

Publish date: Monday, December 28, 2015
Union news

Update on Bill C-377

The Minister of National Revenue recently announced that she has waived Bill C-377's reporting requirements for unions and labour trusts.


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