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Canada’s nurses unions celebrate introduction of national pharmacare program

“Nurses and health care workers have long called for a national pharmacare program to ensure everyone in Canada has access to the medication they need. Today we celebrate a victory that has been years in the making,” said Linda Silas,…
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‘Finally, our government is getting the prescription right’ – CFNU President Linda Silas

Together, we’re making history. The Liberals and NDP are set to introduce legislation that lays the foundation for a national pharmacare program. This is our win. For nurses, patients and everyone in Canada. After nearly 40 years of nurses’…
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APN Conference registration open

The Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA) at the University of Manitoba is pleased to announce registration is OPEN for the 14th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Conference! The topic is Intersectional Collaboration, and…
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Nursing Toolkit for Planetary Health

Calling all nurses passionate about the environment, the easy-to-use Nursing Toolkit for Planetary Health is made for you. This toolkit is designed to equip nurses with the information and resources to become influential change-makers for a…
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CFNU webinar on nurse fatigue study available online

The webinar that the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) held on the dire impact excessively long working hours have on nurses and their patients in online and available for viewing on their Facebook page. This webinar took place on…
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February 2024 message from MNU President Darlene Jackson

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 49th MNU AGM at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg on May 7 and 8, 2024. Presidents are required to register all voting delegates and observers after respective Worksite/Local AGMs.…
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Participate in Budget 2024

The Manitoba government is currently working on the budget for 2024, and as part of their public engagement efforts, they are seeking Manitobans’ input through a survey, telephone town halls and in-person meetings. This is being done through…
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Catalysts for Care event in February

The next Catalysts for Care event takes place at noon on February 13 on the topic Early mobility to improVE health outcomes following cardiac surgery (EVE) Clinical Feasibility Trial Development with Emily Hyde, RN, MN, PhD(C), CCN(C), Vanier…
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Double Dues Reminder

Members may be eligible for a refund of the MNU provincial portion of dues if you paid in excess of a full year’s full-time/part-time provincial dues where MNU is the bargaining agent. MNU will automatically calculate (no application…
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Rossbrook House chosen as MNU's AGM charity

Last week on our social media channels, we shared the wonderful news that our 2024 Charity of Choice for the MNU AGM and until the end of the year will be Rossbrook House. Located at the corner of Ross Avenue and Sherbrook Street in…
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Manitoba government launches survey for frontline

In addition to the Listening Tour with Premier Wab Kinew and Health Minister Uzoma Asagwara, the provincial government has launched a survey aimed at all frontline workers across Manitoba. This survey allows healthcare workers to anonymously…
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OP-ED Unsafe staffing: nurses have solutions

This piece is an MNU-CFNU op-ed that was published by the Winnipeg Free Press on January 22, 2024. As we start 2024, hospitals are seeing an increasing number of patients, there continue to be long wait times in emergency departments, our…
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Support Main Street Project through 50/50 raffle

Main Street Project, which was MNU’s chosen charity for the 2022 AGM, is holding their first online 50/50 raffle to raise funds for their meal program for people experiencing homelessness. This charity currently provides more than 1,000 meals a day
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MNU Store Courage Sale

Our MNU Store is hosting a sale on Courage-themed merchandise, with discounts on several items, including the Unisex Courage Crew Neck Sweatshirt, from $45 to $25, the Courage Black Unisex Zippered Hoodie, from $55 to $40, Courage T-shirts…
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CFNU report, webinar shed light on nurse fatigue

A new report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) shows the dire impact excessively long working hours have on nurses and their patients. Released on January 11, Safe Hours Save Lives reveals a critical need to address nurse…
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