The Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) is the only health care union in the province that represents all categories of licensed nurses.
Our members represent 97% of all unionized nurses in the province, including Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses. Collectively, we represent more than 12,000 nurses who work in a variety of health care settings: acute care, community health, home care and long-term care.
A source of strength and support for Manitoba nurses, our all-nurse membership and management structure ensures the union addresses pressures and challenges inherent in the nursing profession. Membership in the union increases solidarity, bargaining power and contributes to better working relationships for all nurses. We remain dedicated to safeguarding the role of nurses in the Manitoba’s health care system.
Through our effective collective bargaining, innovative member engagement, and well-rounded advocacy, we instill and uphold the value of our nurses in supporting a healthy Manitoba.
At Manitoba Nurses Union, we strive towards a healthy Manitoba where all nurses are valued for their passion, dedication, caring, skill, and leadership.
At Manitoba Nurses Union we believe in integrity, accountability, democracy, diversity, advocacy, solidarity, and social justice.
Founded by nurses, the Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) is an active, member-driven organization dedicated to meeting the unique needs and interests of its members. First and foremost, the union enables members to voice their concerns on issues that affect their profession. In this regard, the primary roles of the MNU protect and support nurses through:
1975 marked the rise of the Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU) – and the first triumph of its members' collective voice. Joining the growing national chorus demanding better working conditions, more respect, and wages that reflected their professional skills, nurses at Winnipeg hospitals held their first ever strike vote.
The strike was averted when employers agreed to a collective agreement that included a wage increase from 32 to 36.5 per cent. As a result, 1975 became known as the "Year of the Nurse."