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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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MNU launches National Nursing Week Campaign

This year’s National Nursing Week was May 9 to 15 and, once again, MNU delivered a campaign that had many talking, from the halls of the Manitoba Legislature to the virtual halls of social media, and to the many real halls of our health care…
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Three MNU resolutions pass at MFL Convention

MNU submitted several resolutions to the Manitoba Federation of Labour’s 43rd Convention, which took place virtually on May 5 and 6, 2022. The three resolutions submitted by MNU (including the document letter and number) were on increased…
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MNU AGM recap

We would like to thank all of the MNU members who participated in yesterday’s MNU AGM, our second virtual one, and – we sincerely hope – our last one in this format. We fully recognize that it is not the same as being in-person, so for next…
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MNU marks National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning, which takes place annually on April 28, commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace-related hazards and occupational exposures, and calls on employers and governments…
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CATEGORIES: Media

New documentary based on nurse’s journey to Iraq

The creators of Me, Mahmoud and the Mint Plant recently contacted MNU to invite all our members to view their short documentary. This doc is set in war-torn Mosul, Iraq, in 2017, when Canadian nurse Trish Newport developed an unlikely…
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President Jackson featured in Winnipeg Free Press column

In this extensive piece, Winnipeg Free Press columnist Dan Lett interviewed MNU President Darlene Jackson about the recent surgical backlog announcement by Health Minister Audrey Gordon and the task force appointed to deal with it.
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Introducing MNU Surveys!

Mandatory overtime? Reassigned? Missed breaks or meal time? We want to know! MNU is proud to announce that we are launching an online survey platform that will host forms that can be used to report mandatory overtime, reassignments and…
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MNU launches “The Frontline Is Not Okay” mini-docs

MNU is proud to announce that a series of mini-documentary videos are now available for viewing at innercourage.ca!
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MNU launches WSRs at Health Sciences Centre

MNU is pleased to announce that the online Workload Staffing Report system has launched at Health Sciences Centre. MNU Workplace Staffing Reports, also known as WSRs, are extremely valuable to us, so we encourage our members at HSC and the…
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MNU marks International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias – a theme which we as nurses in Canada have experienced firsthand. Bias is a preconceived or unreasoned feeling or opinion, and women face it all over the world, in…
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Minister pens column in support of nurses

In the midst of this ongoing pandemic, it was so very uplifting to see in the Winnipeg Free Press last week a column written by Michael Wilson, the minister at Charleswood United Church.
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