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Retro payment info for MNU members at Tudor House

MNU is pleased to announce the recent and successful conclusion of collective bargaining at Tudor House Personal Care Home.
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One Year Later: Reflections on CFNU's National Day of Action

Just over a year has gone by since MNU participated in the CFNU’s National Day of Action by hosting a press conference on the front steps of the Manitoba Legislature.
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Message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

Yesterday we were finally able to gather together for Labour Day, which before the COVID-19 pandemic was an annual event but had to put on hold for the past two years. There was the formal ceremony at Memorial Park and then we marched along…
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Details on Fall Education Conference

MNU’s 2022 Fall Education Conference will be held virtually via Zoom on October 6, with opening remarks beginning at 0900 hrs.
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MNU AGM donation to Main Street Project

Last week, MNU President Darlene Jackson stopped by the offices of Main Street Project, our chosen charity for the 2022 AGM back in April, to deliver a cheque for $15,742. Main Street Project is a local organization dedicated to helping…
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Feds announce new chief nursing officer

Canada’s national Health Minister Jean-Ives Duclos announced on August 23 that Leigh Chapman has been appointed as the new chief nursing officer (CNO). The CNO position, which was eliminated by the previous Harper government in 2012, was…
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ATTENTION: Nurses previously represented by MGEU Local 220 (Nurse 3- Crisis Stabilization Unit and Crisis Clinician N3)

Attention Nurses formerly in Crisis Stabilization Unit, previously represented by MGEU Local 220, in the Nurse 3 - Crisis Stabilization Unit and Crisis Clinician N3 – Crisis Services classifications, that have discontinued or terminated work…
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Operation Nurses Rock begins!

Today we begin Operation Nurses Rock, a campaign intended to run alongside our social media SOS’s. Because as heavy and hard as cries for help are to read, what is the point of carrying on without hope?
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Remembering Vera Chernecki

As nurses, we are used to seeing the cycle of life up close, however, that doesn’t make it any less painful when it comes to loss. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Vera Chernecki; this news has affected our MNU…
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MNU President Darlene Jackson checks in from Premier's Meeting in Victoria

Today I’m writing to you from the 2022 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers, which is being put on by the Council of the Federation, and is being held in-person in Victoria, B.C. The Council of the Federation is comprised of all 13…
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A system on the brink of catastrophe

"We did the best we could with what we had at the time" is an expression nurses with our decades of experience know well. We use those words to describe to new nurses how we responded to crises at our hospitals when we were in their…
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Nurses share stories of courage during the pandemic

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Union (CFNU) partnered with the independent, community-driven media website www.rabble.ca to produce a digital book titled, Nurses Voices: Stories of courage and determination in the face of COVID-19.
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MNU launches radio Public Service Announcement

Today Manitoba Nurses Union launched a new radio ad campaign that highlights the importance of staying safe this summer, especially in light of the critical nursing shortage in our province. These new radio PSAs will be running on the Corus…
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MNU mini-doc wins Gold at Telly Awards

The mini-documentary series Inner CouRAGE: The Frontline is Not Okay that MNU developed in partnership with Tripwire Media, a corporate video and animation company in Winnipeg, won a Gold Telly in the Series – Online category at the 43rd…
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MNU President Darlene Jackson reflects on recent conferences

Over the past couple weeks, I had the opportunity to attend two conferences of note: first, a national summit on the staffing crisis facing nurses with the Canadian Federation of Nurses, and then the Prairie Labour School on June 6 and…
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