MNU joins Global Nurses United

Publish date: Friday, September 26, 2014

CFNU

Sandi Mowat

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.

Global Nurses United was created in 2013 to address the issues all nurses around the world dedicated to social justice have in common. Members of GNU work to protect their patients on many fronts, from bedside care to the environment. GNU was born from the idea that we are one planet, one people, dedicated to caring for each other.

The founding 14 countries that make up Global Nurses United are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. The group also welcomed five new countries to GNU today - Greece, Kenya, Uruguay, Paraguay and Taiwan.

At the first founding meeting, the group discussed GNU developments, governance, future campaigns, and disaster relief efforts - including recognizing the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions for donating $33,000 to the fight against Ebola.

 

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