We are fast approaching our Manitoba Nurses Union Annual General Meeting, which takes place in Brandon at the Keystone Centre on April 25 and 26.

This is the first in-person MNU AGM since 2019, as the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2021 and 2022 editions were held virtually.

For those registered to attend AGM, we have sent out several emails with all kinds of helpful information. Please make sure to check your inbox and folders, including your spam and junk folders, to avoid missing any of these emails that we have sent out.

A reminder to those attendees in town on the Monday night (April 24) that we will be hosting a Wine and Cheese event from 1930 to 2130hrs in the MNP Hall at the Keystone Centre. MNU will also have a registration table outside of MNP Hall that evening starting at 1700hrs and ending at 2000hrs for anyone who would like to register early and receive their welcome bag. If you are not able to register on Monday, the registration table will be open again at 0700hrs on Tuesday morning.

To view the MNU Annual Report and 2022 Audited Financials, please click this link. https://www.manitobanurses.ca/about-us/reports

One of the highlights of the AGM will be the ‘Roaring 20s’ Banquet on the Tuesday evening (April 25) and we are encouraging members to dress up in your best Gatsby togs… yes, that means sequins, tassels, feather boas, pinstripe suits, and, why not, even Flapper dresses!

Our goal for this first in-person AGM since 2019 is to make it as fun an AGM as we possibly can. Of course, we will be dealing with serious issues, we always do, but this is a chance for us to kick back, network, and enjoy each other’s company again.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to share an additional bit of good news: MNU Labour Relations Officer Mary Lakatos has been appointed to the Manitoba Labour Board as an Employee Representative. We are very proud to have another member of our MNU staff appointed to this Board. Mary said she is looking forward to the challenge. Congratulations Mary!


In solidarity,

Darlene Jackson


Manitoba Nurses Union