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.

Publish date: Monday, June 8, 2015

PTSD Presumptive Legislation Announcement

MNU President, Sandi Mowat attends announcement of Manitoba’s new PTSD presumptive legislation with other union leaders. This legislation will help nurses suffering from PTSD access the supports they need more efficiently. The bill will proceed to its second reading at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly later today. More details to follow.

Publish date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Day 6 - Nelson House Strike

MNU president Sandi Mowat and LRO Leona Barrett are in Nelson House today walking the picket line with our members on strike from Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home. 

Publish date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nelson House Nurses On Strike

Nurses working at the Nisichawayasihk Personal Care Home in Nelson House went on strike today.

Outstanding issues include equity in salaries and premiums with other nurses covered by MNU agreements throughout Manitoba as well as retroactivity. Picket lines were set up this morning.

Negotiations broke down as a result of the Federal government not committing their share of funding for nurses. The Provincial government has committed its share of the funds required.

MNU President Sandi Mowat will be at the picket line this week.

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